The obelisk in Crumpsall Park
Crumpsall shown within Greater Manchester
|Population||11,363 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan county||Greater Manchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Blackley and Broughton|
Crumpsall is a suburban area and electoral ward of the city of Manchester, in Greater Manchester, England. It is about 3 miles (5 km) north of Manchester city centre. The area is adjacent to the Cheetham Hill, Blackley and Harpurhey wards of the City of Manchester, Broughton of the City of Salford and Prestwich town of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury.
It is the location of North Manchester General Hospital. This was previously three hospitals: Crumpsall Hospital (a general hospital), Springfield Hospital (a psychiatric hospital) and Delaunay's Hospital (a geriatric hospital).
The name Crumpsall derives from old English and means a "crooked piece of land beside a river". Crumpsall was rural in character during the early part of the 19th century, however, the necessity to house Manchester's growing population of mill workers saw the area become more urbanised. Crumpsall was incorporated into the city of Manchester in 1890.
Crumpsall was a township or civil parish in the Salford Hundred in the historic county of Lancashire. It was part of the Manchester Poor Law Union (PLU) between 1841 and 1850, the Prestwich PLU from 1850 to 1915, and again in the Manchester PLU from 1915 to 1930. In 1854 a Local Board of Health was established for the area of the township. In 1890 the township was incorporated into the city of Manchester.
Crumpsall is represented on Manchester City Council by three Labour Councillors, Sir Richard Leese, who is currently leader of Manchester City Council, Jon-Leigh Pritchard and Con Keegan. It is also part of the Blackley and Broughton parliamentary constituency (formerly Manchester Blackley), and has been represented by Labour MP Graham Stringer since 1997.
The main routes through the district are Crescent Road, Cravenwood Road, Delaunay's Road, Cleveland Road, Crumpsall Lane, Middleton Road, Lansdowne Road (the main shopping area with the post office), one half of Bury Old Road between Melton Road and Crescent Road (the other side of the road being in the Higher Broughton area of Salford) and Ash Tree Road (bounded on the east side by Crumpsall Park).
||Prestwich||Higher Blackley||Blackley, Charlestown|
|'Demography of Crumpsall'|
|UK Census 2001||Crumpsall||Manchester||England|
|White or White British||67%||81%||91%|
|Asian or Asian British||18%||9%||5%|
|Black or Black British||3%||5%||2%|
According to the 2001 national census, the ward has a population of 11,363, and religious affiliation was the following:
- Christian - 52.05%
- Muslim - 17.26%
- Jewish - 8.99%
- Sikh - 1.00%
- No religion or other (including Buddhist and Hindu) - 20.47%
St Thomas's Church was founded in 1863 and after the closure of St Mark's in Cheetham in 1982 its dedication was changed to St Thomas with St. Mark. There is a war memorial in the churchyard commemorating those who died in the First World War.
In Higher Crumpsall, there are several places of worship including St Anne's Catholic Church, Crumpsall Methodist Church, St Matthew with St Mary CofE Church and Heaton Park Hebrew Congregation Synagogue.
Primary education is provided by Cravenwood Primary Academy, Crumpsall Lane Primary School, St Anne's RC Primary School, King David's Infant School, King David's Junior School and St Thomas' Primary School. Secondary education is provided by King David's High School and Abraham Moss High School, the latter of which is part of the Abraham Moss Learning Centre. The King David schools are targeted at Greater Manchester's Orthodox Jewish community, whilst St Anne's is a Roman Catholic institution.
Crumpsall Lane Primary School is a two form entry school with two reception classes and a nursery. The head teacher is Sally Barrett.
The Abraham Moss Leisure Centre hosts the only college in the area and forms part of the Manchester College network of further education institutions. It was previously part of the network of City College Manchester colleges, before the merger with MANCAT on the 1 August 2008.
Crumpsall is currently served by four stations on Manchester Metrolink's Bury line. Crumpsall Metrolink station on Station Road is located in the centre of the ward, whilst Bowker Vale station lies to the north eastern extremity on Middleton Road and borders Higher Blackley. Though lying just outside the ward's borders in Cheetham, Woodlands Road Metrolink station serves the southern extremity of the ward, and lies close to the Abraham Moss Leisure Centre and Crumpsall Library. Abraham Moss Metrolink station was opened in spring 2011 and Woodlands Road station has since been reduced to weekday daytime hours only whilst consultation continues about its closure.
First Greater Manchester, Bluebird and JPT amongst other private companies operate regular bus services through the ward, via North Manchester General Hospital and onwards to Manchester city centre and other areas of Greater Manchester.
The Friends of Crumpsall Park oversee the development and well-being of the park in conjunction with the city council, Manchester Leisure and the police. They also organise the annual Crumpsall Carnival which takes place on the last Sunday in June.
Sir Humphrey Chetham was born in Crumpsall in 1580, the son of a successful Manchester merchant who lived in Crumpsall Hall. He was responsible for the creation of Chetham's Hospital (now Chetham's School of Music) and Chetham's Library, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, and located in the city centre.
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