Cheadle is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It borders the districts of Cheadle Hulme, Gatley, Heald Green and Cheadle Heath in Stockport, and the East Didsbury area of Manchester.
The name Cheadle comes from when two descendents of Geoffrey de Chedle (who had been the lord of the manor) were given Chedle's lands upon the death of their mother. Agnes inherited the northern half (which became Chedle Bulkeley, later Cheadle) and Clemence took the southern half (which became Chedle Holme, later Cheadle Hulme)
Cheadle grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution when it was used as a stopping point for travellers and merchants on their way to Central Manchester.
The area has continued to thrive, primarily due to its closeness to Manchester and it's proximity to the M60 Manchester orbital motorway.
Cheadle's public transport is now confined to buses operated by several firms. Its railway stations were closed in 1917 and 1964 respectively.
Sportwear giants Umbro have the HQ in Cheadle.St Mary's Church, Cheadle