- Tottington, Greater Manchester
infobox UK place
country = England
population= 9,389Fact|date=April 2007
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Bury North
postcode_district = BL8
Tottington is a village within the
Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Lancashire, England.
Historically a part of
Lancashire, Tottington's early history is marked by its status as an important Medieval fee, a type of Royal Manorwhich encompassed several townships. This Royal Manor of Tottington stretched from Musburyand Cowpe with Lenchin the north to Affetsidein the west and Walshawand Chaddertonin the south and southeast. During this time, the individual township Tottington was an agricultural settlement, with open farmland and hunting ground where deer and wild boar were once hunted.
The name derives from the old English for "Tota's people's village".Fact|date=February 2007
Tottington was originally part of the larger "Royal Manor of Tottington" which stretched from
Musburyand Cowpe with Lenchin the north to Affetsidein the west and Walshawin the south.
Tottington, (the ROYAL MANOR of) extends from Tottington-lower-end to the N. of Eatonfield chapel a distance of 9 miles
Tottington, a large township in the parish of Bury, distinguished by the higher and lower end, and together composing the "Royal Manor of Tottington," the higher end of which is to the E. of Edgeworth, and to the W. of Shuttleworth; and the lower end, to the N. of Elton, and the W. of Walmesley
The town has expanded significantly since the 1990s, with a number of new housing developments replacing former industries and commercial uses.
From 1894 to 1974, most of Tottington formed the
Tottington Urban District(though some parts fell into the Ramsbottom Urban District), in the administrative county of Lancashire.cite web |url=http://www.gmcro.co.uk/guides/gazette/gazframe.htm |title=A select gazetteer of local government areas, Greater Manchester County |author=Anon |publisher= Greater Manchester County Records Office|accessdate=2007-04-04]
Tottington's physical geography is characterised by its position alongside the
West Pennine Moorsand the entrance to the Rossendale Valley. Directly north-west, Affetside Moor rises to a height of more than 900ft above sea level and a little further north Top of Quarlton and Holcombe Moor dominate the skyline. From elevated parts of the town Scout Moor, Harden Moor and Knowl Hill are visible to the east. The villages of Affetside, Greenmount and Hawkshaw are north of the town, with Walshawto the south west.
* The Cenotaph next to the library
* Whitehead Gardens which was built on the site of houses struck by a bomb on Christmas Eve 1944
* The disused railway line to Holcombe Brook ( [http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/features/walk/02.shtml pictures] ) that once carried one of the first DC electrified railway lines in the world
* Tottington Dungeon, at the junction of Market Street, Turton Road & Harwood Road
* [http://www.lancashirebarlow.com/Files/Pages/PLACES.HTM History of Manor of Tottington]
* [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Gazetteer/TU.htm Joseph Aston's 1808 Gazetteer] (on Genuki)
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