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Openshaw, Manchester

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Openshaw, Manchester

Openshaw is a ward of the city of Manchester, in Greater Manchester, North West England. It lies about two miles east of Manchester city centre. Historically a part of Lancashire, Openshaw was incorporated into the city of Manchester in 1890. Its name derives from the Old English Opinschawe, which means an open wood or coppice.
Post townMANCHESTER
Administrative CountyManchester
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ8897
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161
 

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

Openshaw, town and township, Manchester par., SE. Lancashire, on SE. side of Manchester, 3½ miles from the Exchange, 579 ac., pop. 16,153; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. The Manchester and Stockport Canal passes here. The mfr. of railway carriages and of locomotive and other engines are important industries. Dyeing, brew-ing, ironfounding, engineering, cotton mfrs., chemical mfrs., &c., are other employments.

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