Originally Hazel Grove was known by three separate townships, Norbury, Torkington and Bosden. As the village grew it became known as Bullock Smithy and later Hazel Grove. The development of the village from early times has been based on road travel south from Manchester to London as it is conveniently located 9 miles from Manchester. For more information click the chapters.
The history of Hazel Grove when it was known as Bullock Smithy
The competing explanations over the change of name to Hazel Grove