British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Tameside » Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside

Local area map loading...

Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside

Ashton-under-Lyne (pop. 43,200) is a market town in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. Historically a part of Lancashire, it lies on the north bank of the River Tame, on undulating land at the foothills of the Pennines. Ashton (as it is often shortened to) is 3.8 miles south-southeast of Oldham, 6.1 miles north-northeast of Stockport, and 6.2 miles east of the city of Manchester.
Post townAshton-under-Lyne
Administrative CountyTameside
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ9499
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161
Population43,236 (2001 Census)

Your comments about Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside

What do you know about Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus