Chorlton-cum-Hardy Through Time Paperback / softback
Part of the Through Time series
Chorlton is derived from Old English and probably means Ceolfrith's Farm or settlement.
Hardy is probably from the name Hearda or the Anglo-Saxon for `island' or `dry ground in a well-watered land'; it may also mean `by the woods' as the ancient forest of Arden Wood grew either side of the River Mersey.
Despite there being no record of Chorlton-cum-Hardy as a settlement name before 1700, there was an Anglo-Saxon settlement here from the ninth century. In 1904 Chorlton-cum-Hardy was incorporated into the City of Manchester.
The district borders onto Stretford, Sale, Didsbury, Withington and Whalley Range, with the River Mersey forming part of its southern boundary.
As a result, Chorlton-cum-Hardy has a rich and historically diverse heritage.
Through a selection of old and new photographs Chorlton-cum-Hardy Through Timetraces the area's development over the last century, and is essential reading for anybody who knows and loves this historic suburb.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages, 180 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/02/2018
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9781445647685