Ringway, Manchester

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Ringway
Ringway is located in Greater Manchester
Ringway
Ringway
 Ringway shown within Greater Manchester
Population 106 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SJ818845
Civil parish Ringway
Metropolitan borough Manchester
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALTRINCHAM
Postcode district WA15
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Greater Manchester

Coordinates: 53°21′26″N 2°16′22″W / 53.357252°N 2.272733°W / 53.357252; -2.272733

Ringway (historically in Cheshire) is a civil parish on the southern border of Manchester, England.[1] It is the only civil parish in the city of Manchester.

History[edit]

Ringway Chapel

The name appears to come from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Hringhæg meaning "circular or enclosing hedged enclosure".[2]

Ringway Chapel is on Wilmslow Road near the south edge of Manchester Airport.[3]

  • 1173: First mention of Ullerwood Castle, which is now in Ringway parish.[4] It is a shell keep; at that time it was owned by Hamon de Massey.[5]
  • 1515: First mention of 'Ringey Chapel', a chapel of ease in Bowdon parish.[6][7]
  • English Civil War (1642–1651): Dissenters started using the Ringway Chapel.
  • 1721 or shortly before: John Crewe of Crewe Hall inherited the Lordship of Ringway.
  • 1721 Dissenters were ejected from the chapel, and moved to a barn, and in 1723 re-established themselves at Hale.
  • About 1723: Ringway Chapel was demolished, and replaced by a new plain red brick building.
  • 1741: The chapel's bell was recast or replaced.
  • 1751: Record of baptisms began.
  • 1821: Record of burials began: previous burials were at Bowdon.
  • 1863: Ringway parish (including all or part of what is now Halebarns) was split off Bowdon parish.[2] Ringway chapel became Ringway parish's parish church dedicated to All Saints.
  • 1894: Ringway church was demolished and rebuilt.
  • 20 April 1895: Ringway church was consecrated by the Bishop of Chester.
  • November 1967: A new parish church (dedicated to All Saints) was consecrated in Ringway Parish's Halebarns end, because urban spread from Altrincham into Halebarns, and loss of farms near Ringway due to road and airport extensions, had changed the centre of gravity of the parish.
  • December 1970: Ringway Church declared redundant by an Order in Council and closed. It became a storeroom.
  • 1974: Part of Ringway ecclesiastic parish was brought into the city of Manchester as Ringway civil parish, to bring most of the terminal and hangar areas of Manchester Airport (previously known as Manchester (Ringway) Airport, built during 1935/38, and the location between 1940 and 1957 of RAF Ringway)[8] within the city boundaries. The parish had previously been in the Bucklow Rural District of Cheshire.
  • 1997: Ringway Chapel was restored.
  • 2001: According to a census Ringway civil parish had a population of 106.[9]
  • June 2010: Manchester Airport published a plan to expand over the years 2010 to 2030. Its Area A would obliterate Ringway village. (Compare Heathrow (hamlet), a village which was obliterated by an airport in 1944.)
  • 2011: Currently Ringway chapel is used by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Governance[edit]

Ringway Parish Council had nominally consisted of eight councillors, but none had been elected and the parish council was not performing its statutory obligations. In a 2009 review of local governance arrangements in Manchester 35 out of the 88 electors in the parish (100% of respondents) indicated the desire to retain the parish council. From 2010 the number of parish councillors has been reduced to five, and the elections scheduled for 2011 have been brought forward. A further review of local arrangements in planned by Manchester City Council.[10]

Demography[edit]

At the 2001 UK census, Ringway civil parish had a total population of 106, of which 50 were female and 56 male. The average household size was 2.59.[9] Of those aged 16–74 in Ringway, 38 (= 43.7%) had no academic qualifications, significantly higher than the 28.9% for all of England. According to the census, none were unemployed and 28 were economically inactive.[11] Of the residents of Ringway parish, 16 were under the age of 16 and 3 were aged 75 and over; the mean age of the people of Ringway was 37.47. 84 of them described their health as 'good'.[12]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Greater Manchester Gazetteer". Greater Manchester County Record Office. Places names - O to R. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Dore 1972, p. 117
  3. ^ "Ringway Chapel". Retrieved 24 June 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Ullersford Castle". Pastscape.org.uk. Retrieved 21 March 2008. 
  5. ^ Nevell 1997, p. 35
  6. ^ A plaque on the wall of the present chapel
  7. ^ Wythenshawe (Volume 1: to 1926), edited by W.H.Shercliff, published 1974, ISBN 0-85972-008-X
  8. ^ Scholefield 1998, pp. 18–19
  9. ^ a b "Ringway civil parish Neighbourhood Statistics". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2007. 
  10. ^ "Community Governance Review – Implementation of Final Recommendations". Manchester City Council. 2 December 2009. 
  11. ^ "Ringway civil parish work and qualifications". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2007. 
  12. ^ "Ringway civil parish census data". Statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2007. 
Bibliography
  • Dore, R. N. (1972). A History of Hale, Cheshire: From Domesday to dormitory. Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd. ISBN 0-85427-030-2. 
  • Nevell, Mike (1997). The Archaeology of Trafford: a study of the origins of community in North West England before 1900. Stretford: Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council with the University of Manchester Archaeological Unit. ISBN 1-870695-25-9. 
  • Scholefield, R. A. (1998). Manchester Airport. Stroud: Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0-7509-1954-X.