Poynton enjoys a fantastic location nestled between the charming rural expanse of the peak district and the energetic urban tapestry of Manchester. It is truly a location that offers the best of both worlds within a rural meets urban context.
The name of Poynton is of Old English derivation, indicating ancient settlement by the Anglo-Saxons. From the late middle ages coal has been mined in Poynton. The collieries, under the ownership of the Lords Vernon, were the largest in Cheshire. Consequent urbanisation and socioeconomic development necessitated better transport links; these came with the extension of the Macclesfield Canal to Poynton in 1826 and the arrival of the Manchester and Birmingham Railway in 1845 and the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway in 1869. By the late-20th century, Poynton had emerged as a commuter town, partly because of the transport links and proximity to the Manchester conurbation.
Education in Poynton is run by Cheshire East Council.
Vernon Primary School
Clumber Road, Poynton, SK12 1NW
Tel: 01625 872 556
Worth Primary School
Birch Road, Poynton, SK12 1QA
Tel: 01625 875 900
Lower Park School
Lower Park School, Poynton, SK12 1HE
Tel: 01625 872 560
Lostock Hall School
Mallard Crescent, Poynton, SK12 1XG
Tel: 01625 383 838
St Paul’s RC Primary School
Marley Road, Poynton, SK12 1LY
Tel: 01625 383 040
Poynton High School
Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, SK12 1PU
Tel: 01625 871 811
Allhallows RC High School in Macclesfield
Brooklands Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 8LB
Tel: 01625 426 138
St. Martin’s, High Poynton
Tel: 01625 850 524
(which occupies a prominent position in the town centre. St. George’s church dates from 1859 and is in the Victorian Gothic style)
Poynton Baptist Church, Park Lane
Tel: 01625 859 036
Priorslegh Medical Centre
Civic Centre/Off Park Lane, Stockport
Tel: 01625 872 299
Park Lane Dental
71 Park Lane, Stockport
Tel: 01625 874 667
Good road links to surrounding areas. Poynton lies to the south of the A6 just 7 miles north of Macclesfield, 5 miles south of Stockport and 11 miles south-southeast of Manchester.
Several Bus service providers give connections to surrounding towns and villages with regular links to Leek, Bramhall, Middlewood and Macclesfield.
Poynton Station (West Coast Main Line) is served by an hourly off-peak rail service to Stoke-On-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly Monday-Saturday, with extra trains at peak times (Mon-Fri). Sunday services consist of 3 trains in each direction.
Parish Council – Part of Cheshire East
Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1RB
Tel: 01625 872 238
Lyme Park & Hall
Higher Poynton fringes with Lyme Park which is at the foot of the UK’s largest National Trust area the Peak District.
National Trust (Peak Members Centre)
Mr R Southwell
Tel: 01663 763 987
Tel: 01625 504 114
Poynton Park and Pool is situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Poynton village. It features a picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife.
Poynton Sports Club
Tel: 01625 875 675
Poynton Sports Club was established in 1885 and has developed over the years to become one of Cheshire’s Premier Sports Clubs. The club boasts some 800 members with in excess of half of them juniors ranging in age from 8 to18. The club offers high quality coaching, in whatever sport you play, from fully qualified professional coaches to playing members who have gained coaching awards
Poynton Leisure Centre
Tel: 01625 876 442
Swimming pool, gym facilities and, squash, netball and tennis.
Restaurants & Public House
41- 43 Park Lane, Stockport
Tel: 01625 876 666
Purple Pakora (Indian)
9, London Rd, South, Poynton, Stockport
Tel: 01625 878 878