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Didsbury, Manchester

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Didsbury, Manchester

Didsbury is a suburban area and dormitory community of the City of Manchester, England. It lies on the north bank of the River Mersey, 4.5 miles south of Manchester city centre, in the southern half of the Greater Manchester Urban Area. Historically a part of Lancashire, there are records of Didsbury existing as a small hamlet as early as the 13th century.
Administrative CountyManchester
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ8491
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
Population14,292 (Census 2001)

Didsbury, Manchester in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Didsbury, township and vil. with ry. sta., Manchester par., SB. Lancashire, 3 miles W. of Stockport and 184 miles NW. of London, 1553 ac. (23 water), pop. 4601; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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