CHEADLE, a small town in the urban district of Cheadle and Gatley (pop. 1931, 18,469), in Cheshire, England, 6m. S. of Man chester. The name occurs in the formerly separate villages of Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley. Cheadle is one of the numerous townships of modern growth which fringe the southern boundaries of Manchester, and practically form sub urbs of that city. Stockport lies immediately to the east. There are cotton printing and bleaching works in the locality.