Researching the castle

A few weeks ago, I did some research on the history of Stockport castle to aid me in producing a print. I found out that Stockport was originally called ‘Stokeport’, which roughly means ‘Stock’ (Stockdale – so called from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk’ + dæl ‘valley’. ) and ‘port’ (Wood) Stockport castle means “A […]

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