British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Bury » Ramsbottom, Bury - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Ramsbottom, Bury

Local area map loading...

Ramsbottom, Bury

Ramsbottom is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester, England. It is situated on the course of the River Irwell, in the West Pennine Moors. Historically in Lancashire, it is located 3.9 miles north-northwest of Bury, and 12 miles north-northwest of Manchester. The name Ramsbottom is believed to derive from the Old English words ramm and botm, meaning "valley of the ram". Ramsbottom is described as a "thriving market town in spectacular surroundings".
Post townBURY
Administrative CountyBury
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7816
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01706
Population17,352 (2001 Census)

Ramsbottom, Bury in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ramsbottom, manufacturing town with ry. sta., Bury par., SW. Lancashire, on river Irwell, 4 miles N. of Bury, 290 ac., pop. 5242; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; here the first Sir Robert Peel established calico-printing.

Your comments about Ramsbottom, Bury

What do you know about Ramsbottom, Bury? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus