Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Stoneclough has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

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Stoneclough is now part of the Kearsley ward, one of Bolton Council's twenty electoral wards, and is represented by three councillors: Derek Burrows (Lab) since 2006, Liam Irving (Lab) since 2011, and Mark Cunningham (UKIP) since 2016.[5] Stoneclough is also part of the Bolton South East constituency and has been represented in the House of Commons by the Labour Party MP Yasmin Qureshi since 2010.

Updated on 20/06/2016 Last surveyed on 11/10/2013 Branch responsible is Bolton

STONECLOUGH, a place in the S of Lancashire; on the Manchester and Bolton railway, 7½ miles NW of Manchester. It has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post-office under Manchester.

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There are two primary schools in the area, St. Saviour's, a Church of England primary school in Ringley and Prestolee County Primary School.

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Stoneclough. The percentage of residents in Stoneclough rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Stoneclough rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Stoneclough is generally worse than in the average person in England.

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Stoneclough are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Stoneclough has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

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In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stoneclough like this:

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The area is served by Kearsley railway station (formerly named Stoneclough railway station)[6] which is on the Manchester to Preston Line (via Bolton) railway line.

Stoneclough is a suburban area of Kearsley in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It is located 3.7 miles (6 km) south-east of Bolton, 4 miles (6 km) south-west of Bury and 7.9 miles (13 km) north-west of Manchester.[1] It is located on the banks of the River Irwell to the southeast of Bolton.

Stoneclough is mostly residential, housing has replaced most of the old industry. These industrial sites included the Kearsley Paper Works owned by Robert Fletcher and Sons and Kearsley Power Station located on Hulme Road. These have been demolished.

Brook Street Playing Fields off Market Street Stoneclough Greater Manchester M26 1HE View with Google Maps 

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stoneclough, in Bolton and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

The population of Stoneclough as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Stoneclough is also older than the average, making Stoneclough a older persons location.

Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

Historically part of Lancashire, there are a number of listed buildings and recognised ancient monuments in the villages including Ringley Old Bridge, the village stocks, Kearsley Mill, St Saviour's Church and clock tower and the large stone railway bridge on the Manchester to Bolton railway line. The disused Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal also passes through this area.

There are five public houses around Stoneclough, the Hare and Hounds, the Grapes and the Market Street Tavern are on Market Street. The Horseshoe (next to St Savior's Church) and the Lord Nelson are either side of the river and are linked (to pedestrians) by Ringley Old Bridge. The Lord Nelson has closed and reopened as an Italian restaurant called La Roma.

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Stoneclough and are from the UK Census of 2011. Stoneclough has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

Stoneclough

The Stoneclough means stony ravine from the Old English words stan meaning stony and cloh meaning a ravine.[2]

If you are thinking of moving to Stoneclough or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Stoneclough to figures for Bolton and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Stoneclough is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

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