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Urmston, Trafford

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Urmston, Trafford

Urmston Listen/ˈɜrmstən/ is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of around 41,000. Historically in Lancashire, it lies about six miles (10 km) to the southwest of Manchester city centre. The southern boundary is marked by the River Mersey and the Mersey Valley, with Stretford lying to the east and Flixton to the west. Davyhulme lies to the north of the town centre. Urmston covers an area of 4,799 acres (19 km²).
Administrative CountyTrafford
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ7494
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161
Population40,964 (2001 Census)

Urmston, Trafford in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Urmston, township and ry. sta., Flixton par., SE. Lancashire, on river Mersey, 993 ac., pop. 2242; P.O., T.O.; the sta. is 5 miles SW. of Central Station, Manchester; in vicinity is Urmston Grange, seat; John Collins ("Tim Bobbin," 1708-86) was a native.

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