Ainsworth, Greater Manchester
Ainsworth Parish Church
Ainsworth shown within Greater Manchester
|OS grid reference|
|– London||172 mi (277 km) SE|
|Metropolitan county||Greater Manchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Bury South|
Ainsworth (archaically known as Cockey) is a small village—effectively a suburb—within Radcliffe,in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England. 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. Author and ghostwriter Paul Stenning is a former resident and pupil of Ainsworth County Primary School.
- Gastrell, Francis (1849). Notitia Cestriensis: or Historical notices of the Diocese of Chester 19. p. 105.
- Greater Manchester Gazetteer, Greater Manchester County Record Office, Places names - A, archived from the original on 18 July 2011, retrieved 17 October 2008
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