Wythenshawe shown within Greater Manchester
|Metropolitan borough||City of Manchester|
|Metropolitan county||Greater Manchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||M22, M23|
|European Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Wythenshawe and Sale East|
|List of places: UK • England • Greater Manchester|
Wythenshawe is a district in the south of the City of Manchester, in North West England. Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 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. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Wythenshawe and Sale East is a parliamentary constituency in the city of Manchester. 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. 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
The population of Wythenshawe as of 2007 is approximately 75,000. Prior to 1931 the district formed a part of the historic county of Cheshire. Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. Wythenshawe has often been referred to as one of the largest council housing estates in Europe, though now a significant proportion of the estate is privately owned housing. A housing estate is a group of buildings built together as a single development The district comprises nine areas: Baguley, Benchill, Peel Hall, Newall Green, Woodhouse Park, Moss Nook, Sharston, Northern Moor and Northenden. for other uses of Baguley see Baguley (disambiguation Baguley is a locality and electoral ward in Wythenshawe, in the Benchill is a district of the city of Manchester, part of the massive Wythenshawe council estate about eight miles south of the city centre Peel Hall is an area of Wythenshawe approximately nine miles south of Manchester City Centre, and a mile or so north of Manchester Airport. Newall Green is an area in the Wythenshawe district of Manchester, England. Woodhouse Park is a locality in the south of the area of Wythenshawe, in the city of Manchester in North West England. Sharston is an area within the Wythenshawe district located in the south of the city of Manchester, in the North West of England. Northenden is an area of Wythenshawe in the City of Manchester, in North West England.
The boundaries of these nine areas have been continuously changed throughout the district's history, and previously known areas such as Brownley Green and Crossacres have since been assimilated into one of the nine areas listed above, though many residents still refer to them by name.
The name of Wythenshawe (pronounced /ˈwɪðənʃɔː/) seems to come from the Old English wiðign = "withy tree" and sceaga = "wood" (compare dialectal word shaw). Willows, sallows and osiers form the Genus Salix, around 400 species of Deciduous Trees and Shrubs found primarily This name originally referred only to Wythenshawe Hall or its site.
For many centuries the Tatton family owned Wythenshawe Hall and much land in what is now Wythenshawe. Wythenshawe Hall is a 16th century medieval timber-framed Historic house and a former Stately home in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England Manchester Corporation, who were in desperate need of land to house the city's rapidly increasing population, pressured Mr. Tatton to part with the land in 1926. Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. What was once farmland was transformed into one of the largest housing estates in Europe. Wythenshawe and Sale East is now a parliamentary constituency with five wards in Manchester and three in Trafford. TalkParliament#Screen-size. -->A  parliament is a Legislature, especially in those A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures goals or loyalty
Immediately south of Wythenshawe is Manchester Airport, formerly called Ringway Airport. Manchester Airport is a major Airport in the vicinity of Manchester, England, and the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside the Ringway is a Civil parish in the extreme south of the City of Manchester in Greater Manchester, England. Before Manchester's Barton and Ringway Airports were laid out, three farm fields lying between Rackhouse Road and Wythenshawe Road in what is now the north edge of Wythenshawe were used as Manchester (Wythenshawe) Aerodrome. Manchester (Wythenshawe Aerodrome was the first airfield built to serve temporarily as Manchester's municipal aerodrome This was the UK's first municipal airfield, operating between April 1929 and early 1930. A converted barn acted as the hangar and a farmhouse as the administration building. Temporary fuel pumps were installed.
The area used to comprise its own parliamentary constituency, having been Manchester Wythenshawe since the 1960s and represented by Alf Morris of the Labour Party. Manchester Wythenshawe was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Wythenshawe suburb of Manchester. Alfred Morris Baron Morris of Manchester, AO, QSO, PC (born 23 March 1928 is a British Labour Co-operative politician and disability Prior to the 1997 election, the boundaries were redrawn and part of the neighbouring area of Sale included in the seat. The constituency is now called Wythenshawe and Sale East. Wythenshawe and Sale East is a parliamentary constituency in the city of Manchester. In the same year, Alf Morris stepped down and was replaced by Paul Goggins. Paul Goggins (born 16 June, 1953) is a British Labour Party Politician. It is still a safe Labour seat. Wythenshawe typically returns all Labour councillors in local elections. In the United Kingdom local elections, 2008 the Lib Dems gained a seat in Northenden. The 2008 United Kingdom local elections were held on May 1, 2008. The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal Political party in the United Kingdom, formed in 1988 by merging the Northenden is an area of Wythenshawe in the City of Manchester, in North West England.
Wythenshawe is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Manchester City Centre and is the southernmost district within the City Of Manchester boundary.
The district falls under the authority of Manchester City Council.
Wythenshawe is the outdoor filming location for the Channel 4 series "Shameless", which shows various shots of the local tower-block residencies, housing estates and other architecture unique to this area. Shameless is a BAFTA award-winning British Comedy drama Television series set in the fictional Chatsworth Estate (the choice Wythenshawe also housed the outdoor sets for the show, which were built on private property. The production of Shameless moved from Miles Platting and Ancoats in early 2007 when local youths where distrupting filming
Many houses previously owned by the council are now under the control of local housing associations, such as Willow Park in Benchill. Housing associations in the United Kingdom are independent not-for-profit bodies that provide low-cost "social housing" for people in housing Benchill is a district of the city of Manchester, part of the massive Wythenshawe council estate about eight miles south of the city centre Responsibility for the housing stock continues to be transferred from the local council to housing associations in other areas of Wythenshawe as well. The housing associations have invested a great deal into the area and have improved the quality of the local housing stock.
Several greenfield and greyfield sites have been opened up to developers and there are a great deal of new housing developments within the town. Greyfield land is a term used in the United States and Canada to describe economically obsolescent outdated failing moribund and/or underutilized Real estate assets or
The town centre was renovated between 1999 and 2002, to include new stores and other new features. The main street now features gates that are locked at night to prevent the vandalism that was seen in previous years. The tunnel going between the multi-storey car park and the large supermarket building now features a mosaic displaying various aspects of the town. The Forum centre, which houses a library, leisure centre and other amenities, has also been renovated in a more youth-centric, modern style. In 2007 further redevelopment continued when ASDA opened a new superstore with multi-storey car parking on the site of the old Co-operative store.
ferns in fern room in Wythenshawe Horticultural Centre
start of water feature in Wythenshawe Park Horticultural Centre