Hawkshaw, Greater Manchester

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Coordinates: 53°37′48″N 2°21′54″W / 53.630°N 2.365°W / 53.630; -2.365

Hawkshaw
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Hawkshaw from Affetside
Hawkshaw is located in Greater Manchester
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 Hawkshaw shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD758149
Metropolitan borough Bury
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURY
Postcode district BL8
Dialling code 01204
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Bury North
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Hawkshaw is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically a part of Lancashire, it has a population of around 1,000 people. The village has a small shop and 2 pubs called The Red Lion and The Waggon and Horses.[1]

The village school is called St Mary's Church of England Primary School. It currently educates around 100 pupils and employs 6 teachers. The school is also connected to St Mary's Church, which is also Church of England.

There is a large playing field known to the locals as "the rec". There is a large football pitch, which is currently unused. The children's play area has both adult and toddler swings, a large slide, rocking chairs, and roundabout and a see-saw. The park is enclosed by a low fence. At the end of "the rec", there is a large tennis club, with a club house and 5 tennis courts, 3 of which are under flood-lights.

Hawkshaw has an Army Training Camp used as the HQ of the Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force.[2][3][4] The adjoining Holcombe Ranges is one of the shooting ranges in the United Kingdom. The Physical Ability round of The Krypton Factor was filmed at the base's Assault Course on Holcombe Moor, north of Hawkshaw.[2]

The A676 road passes through Hawkshaw.

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