Ainsworth, Greater Manchester

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Ainsworth Parish Church.jpg
Ainsworth Parish Church
Ainsworth is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSD765105
• London172 mi (277 km) SE
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBOLTON
Postcode districtBL2
Dialling code01204
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°35′24″N 2°21′14″W / 53.590°N 2.354°W / 53.590; -2.354Coordinates: 53°35′24″N 2°21′14″W / 53.590°N 2.354°W / 53.590; -2.354

Ainsworth (archaically known as Cockend[1]) is a small village—effectively a suburb—within Radcliffe, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England.[2] It lies on the western fringe of Bury, 2.2 miles (3.5 km) northwest of Radcliffe, and 2.9 miles (4.7 km) east of Bolton. The city of Manchester is 8.7 miles (14.0 km) south-southeast of Ainsworth.

Historically a part of Lancashire, Ainsworth was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Middleton and hundred of Salford. It was added to the Radcliffe Urban District in 1933.[2] Author and ghostwriter Paul Stenning is a former resident and pupil of Ainsworth County Primary School.


  1. ^ Gastrell, Francis (1849). Notitia Cestriensis: or Historical notices of the Diocese of Chester. 19. p. 105.
  2. ^ a b Greater Manchester Gazetteer, Greater Manchester County Record Office, Places names - A, archived from the original on 18 July 2011, retrieved 17 October 2008