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Northenden is an area within the district of Wythenshawe in the City of Manchester, in North West England. Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one North West England is one of the nine official Regions of England. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The M postcode area, also known as the Manchester postcode area, is a group of several Postal districts in Greater Manchester, England. The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Greater Manchester Police (" GMP " is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the Metropolitan county of Greater The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the Metropolitan county of The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 as part of Health Minister Lord Warner's plans to reduce the number of NHS North West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a partial list of places in Greater Manchester, in North West England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Wythenshawe (pop 66000 is a district in the south of the City of Manchester in North West England. North West England is one of the nine official Regions of England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
Northenden is located in the south end of the city of Manchester, seven miles from the city centre, and literally on the south bank of the River Mersey. See also Mersey River (Tasmania and Mersey River (Nova Scotia. It was incorporated into the City of Manchester in 1931 along with Baguley and Northern Etchells, all of which were previously in the county of Cheshire. for other uses of Baguley see Baguley (disambiguation Baguley is a locality and electoral ward in Wythenshawe, in the Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England.
Northenden is now situated within a small triangle between two motorways (the M56 and M60) and a main dual carriageway (the Princess Parkway). A dual carriageway or divided highway is a road or Highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land known as a The A5103 is a major Road in England, it runs from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre to junction 3 of the M56 motorway Manchester Airport is approximately 4 miles away southwards by road. Manchester Airport is a major Airport in the vicinity of Manchester, England, and the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside the Regeneration and expansion of the Sharston Industrial Estate (next to Northenden to the south) has attracted many new companies and employment. Generally a company is a form of Business organization. The precise definition varies Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee.
Northenden has a long history, having been mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey It was then a small farming community with a manor house and woodland. The name means "northern dale or valley", presumably a reference to its close proximity to the River Mersey. See also Mersey River (Tasmania and Mersey River (Nova Scotia. 
There was a weir on the Mersey there in the 14th century (where Mill Lane stands now) and a mill was set up to grind corn. The mill belonged to the Tatton family of Wythenshawe Hall, but was demolished in the 1960s. Wythenshawe Hall is a 16th century medieval timber-framed Historic house and a former Stately home in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England
As Northenden is on a major (and very old) crossing of the Mersey on the Salt Road from Cheshire to Manchester, it prospered in medieval times. A Salt Road (Route du Sel is any of the prehistoric and historical Trade routes by which essential Salt has been transported to regions that The ford was an important passageway north out of and into Manchester (now Ford Lane), as there was no bridge over the Mersey between Sale and Stockport, until in 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army built a troop-bridge out of big poplar tree trunks where the B5095 (Manchester Road, Didsbury) now crosses the Mersey, south of Didsbury, in his abortive attempt to seize the crown of England. Sale (pop 55234 is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England southwest of Manchester City Centre. Stockport ( is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on elevated ground on the River Mersey at the influx of the rivers Goyt For the US politician see Charles E Stuart For "Betty Burke" see The 'Forty-Five' below Populus is a genus of between 25–35 species of Flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. Didsbury (ˈdɪdzbəri is a suburban area of the City of Manchester, in Greater Manchester, England The Northenden ford was unusual because its northern and southern ends were not opposite each other, but people using the ford had to wade approximately 500 feet along the riverbed. The Simon's Bridge was built at the ford in 1901 to help access to Poor's Field, and the rent from this field was used by the church to buy blankets and clothes for the needy.
Distance from Manchester enabled Northenden to avoid the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. The Industrial Revolution was a period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when major changes in agriculture manufacturing and transportation had a profound effect on the The nearest it came to industrialisation was a cottage industry in flax spinning. Flax (also known as common flax or linseed) (binomial name Linum usitatissimum) is a member of the genus Linum In the 1980s the area became part of the Mersey Valley Park, and the banks of the river form part of the Mersey Valley Trail.
Northenden is often referred to as a village by the locals, but was engulfed in suburban housing as the very large Wythenshawe housing estate was built. Wythenshawe (pop 66000 is a district in the south of the City of Manchester in North West England. Northenden rapidly developed a shopping centre along Palatine Road to service the new neighbourhood with shops, schools, large cinema (closed 1974), hotels, churches, small businesses, and service industries. Eventually, Wythenshawe got its own shopping and commercial centre, though Northenden still remains a busy locality.
In Northenden is the largest Jehovah's Witness Assembly hall in the local area: the area also has places of worship for Methodists, the Church of England, Roman Catholics, Mormons and Quakers. Jehovah's Witnesses is a restorationist, millenialist Christian denomination The Northenden Social Club is unique in that rather than build a new social club after World War II the townsfolk converted the village air-raid shelter into a new social club; in front of the club is the Northenden War Memorial. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including For the general article about fortified structures see Bunker. The area is maintained by Manchester City Council and members of the Northenden Civic Society.