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Sale, Trafford

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Sale, Trafford

Sale is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically part of Cheshire, the town lies on flat ground on the south bank of the River Mersey, 1.9 miles south of Stretford, 2.5 miles northeast of Altrincham, and 5.2 miles southwest of the city of Manchester. As of the 2001 United Kingdom census, it had a population of 55,000. Evidence of Stone Age, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon activity has been discovered locally.
Post townSALE
Administrative CountyTrafford
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ7891
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161
Population55,234 (2001 census)

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

Sale, town and township with ry. sta., Ashton on Mersey par., Cheshire, on river Mersey, 5 miles SW. of Manchester, 2006 ac., pop. 7915; P.O., T.O., and P.O. at Sale Moor, 2 miles distant, 2 Banks, 1 newspaper; is practically a suburb of Manchester, and has extensive market gardens. Sale Old Hall, Sale Priory, and Sale Lodge are seats in the neighbourhood.

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