|(13) Gillbent Area
Stringers, Higher and Lower Bent farms stood alone in the 1800s but were soon linked by a few roadside houses in the 1930s. This area towards the south of Cheadle Hulme remained farmland until about 1960 - then suddenly it was all gone, replaced by housing estates. However the vast open fields between Woking Road and the old A34 (Long Lane) provide a ready and pleasant escape albeit bisected by the railway in 1842 and the A34 bypass in 1997.
In the 1990s Gillbent Road became so busy that traffic roundabouts were introduced at each end.
A number of cottages dating from the 1700s, however are still extant along Grove Lane