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Ashton Upon Mersey, Trafford

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Ashton Upon Mersey, Trafford

Ashton upon Mersey is an area of Sale in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the south bank of the River Mersey, in the northwestern part of Sale, and is situated about 5 miles south of Manchester city centre. Historically a part of Cheshire, it became an urban district in 1895 under the Local Government Act 1894. In 1930 the Ashton upon Mersey urban district was abolished and the area became a part of the urban district of Sale.
Post townSALE
Administrative CountyTrafford
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ7892
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161

Other names by which Ashton Upon Mersey, Trafford has been known in the past

Ashton On Mersey ~ Ashton upon Mersey

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

Ashton-on-Mersey, par. and township with ry. sta., mid. Cheshire, 5 m. SW. of Manchester -- par., 3628 ac., pop. 9717; township, 1622 ac., pop. 3326; P.O., T.O.

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