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Droylsden, Tameside

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Droylsden, Tameside

Droylsden is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 4.1 miles to the east of Manchester city centre, and 2.2 miles west-southwest of Ashton-under-Lyne, it has a population of 23,172. Historically a part of Lancashire, Droylsden grew as a mill town around the cotton mills established in the mid-19th century, and the Ashton and Peak Forest canals.
Administrative CountyTameside
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ8998
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161
Population23,172 (2001 Census)

Droylsden, Tameside in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Droylsden, small town and township with ry. sta., Manchester par., SB. Lancashire, on Rochdale Canal, 3½ miles E. of Manchester -- township, 1621 ac., pop. 11,254; town, pop. 8687; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Droylsden is practically an outlying E. suburb of Manchester. It has cotton manufactories, copperas works, dye-works, print-works, chemical works, &c.

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