Audenshaw


Audenshaw

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 53.4743
longitude= -2.1122
population= 12,790
official_name= Audenshaw
metropolitan_borough= Tameside
region= North West England
metropolitan_county = Greater Manchester
constituency_westminster= Denton and Reddish
post_town= AUDENSHAW / DENTON
postcode_district = M34
postcode_area= M
dial_code= 0161
os_grid_reference= SJ925975
static_

static_image_caption=A view over Audenshaw, with the Audenshaw Reservoirs and the City of Manchester Stadium beyond

Audenshaw is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside in Greater Manchester, England. Lying close to the city of Manchester, Audenshaw lies south of Ashton-under-Lyne, east of Droylsden and north of Denton.

Audenshaw lies within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire.

History

In 1877, part of the original village of Audenshaw was demolished to make way for the three Audenshaw Reservoirs.

Demography

Landmarks

Notable buildings include the beautiful Ryecroft Hall which was donated to the people of Audenshaw by the local Member of Parliament, Austin Hopkinson in 1921, St. Stephen's Church and the Robertson's Jam factory.

Education

There is only one secondary school in Audenshaw - Audenshaw School. However there are several primary schools:
*Aldwyn Primary School
*Hawthorns School and Motor Impaired Resource Base
*Audenshaw Primary School
*Poplar Street Primary School
*St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Primary School
*St. Stephen’s Church of England Primary School

Notable people

*Frank Hampson, creator of Dan Dare.
*Sir Albert Ernest Kitson, British geologist and naturalist, was born here in 1868
*Dean Schofield, rugby union player for Sale and England.
*Eric Evans, rugby union player for Old Aldwinians, Sale and England.

References

Bibliography

*cite book |first=Mike |last=Nevell |date=1993 |title=Tameside 1700-1930 |publisher=Tameside Metropolitan Borough and University of Manchester, Archaeological Unit |isbn=1-871324-08-4

External links

* [http://www.e-tameside.co.uk e-tameside.co.uk] - Guide to Tameside online
* [http://www.tameside.gov.uk/corpgen/new/audmenu.html The Government Site]
* [http://www.audenshawlocalhistory.org Audenshaw Local History]
* [http://www.audenshaw.demon.co.uk Audenshaw Libraries, a history]
* [http://www.sainthildas.net St Hilda's Church, Audenshaw]


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