New Moston

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New Moston
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The Fairway, New Moston
New Moston is located in Greater Manchester
New Moston
New Moston
 New Moston shown within Greater Manchester
Metropolitan borough Manchester
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MANCHESTER
Postcode district M40
Dialling code 0161
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Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Coordinates: 53°30′58″N 2°10′01″W / 53.516°N 2.167°W / 53.516; -2.167

New Moston is a district within the City of Manchester, in North West England.

Historically in Lancashire, it is around five miles from Manchester city centre.

Archaically the district was part of the Manor of Nuthurst (a sub manor of Moston), a place-name that still survives in the area (Nuthurst Road and Nuthurst Park).

In 1850 a building society was formed which purchased and laid out 57 acres of land, the district being named 'New Moston'. It occupies an area on the eastern border of the historic township of Moston, bordering the Whitegate area of Chadderton and Failsworth in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham.[1]

Nuthurst Park was opened in 1915 following a campaign for a public park in the area by the 'New Moston Improvement Association'.[2]

The area is home to New Moston Primary School (founded in 1901),[3] St Margaret Mary's Primary school, New Moston Library and New Moston Athletic football club, who play in the Chapel Road 6-a-side League.

In New Moston over half of the homes are privately owned.[citation needed]

Religion[edit]

St Margaret Mary RC Church was founded in 1935. The current church building opened in 1957. This growing parish was formed in 1935, partly from St. Dunstan's, Failsworth, and Hollinwood parishes. It began with the celebration of Mass at the Broadway Baths until a hall was built and first occupied in June 1936. Part of the district served by the parish was given up in 1940 to help in the formation of the new parish of St. John Bosco.[4]

St Chad (Church of England) on Hazeldene Road was founded in 1931.[5]

Eastwood Road Primitive Methodist was founded before 1881 but has now closed, date unknown.[6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

New Moston Athletic Football Club: http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/newmostonathletic/152197/Home

New Moston Primary School: http://www.newmoston.manchester.sch.uk/

St Margaret Mary's RC Primary School: http://www.st-margaretmarys.manchester.sch.uk/