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Davyhulme Circle.jpg
Davyhulme Circle
Davyhulme is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
Population19,634 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ755955
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtM41
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°27′21″N 2°22′06″W / 53.455881°N 2.368252°W / 53.455881; -2.368252Coordinates: 53°27′21″N 2°22′06″W / 53.455881°N 2.368252°W / 53.455881; -2.368252

Davyhulme is an area of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is contiguous with the town of Urmston. The population of the two Trafford wards at the 2011 census was 19,634.[1][2]

Davyhulme Sewage Works[edit]

The area is notable for Davyhulme Sewage Works, one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Europe. Opened in 1894, the site is operated by United Utilities and serves a population of 1.2 million in and around the city of Manchester. The facility includes a biogas combined heat and power facility, producing renewable energy from gas produced by the anaerobic digestion of sewage.[3]

Davyhulme Nature Reserve[edit]

Also known as Davyhulme Millennium Nature Reserve, the area set along the Manchester Ship Canal is popular with dog walkers and children on bicycles. The area is owned by United Utilities,[4] and was managed by a warden when first opened to the public. It is notable for being one of the few places in the area not owned by Peel Holdings.

Trafford General Hospital[edit]

Trafford General Hospital opened in 1929 and was originally called Davyhulme Park Hospital. It became the first NHS hospital in 1948.[5]


Politically Davyhulme is divided into the electoral wards of Davyhulme East and Davyhulme West, although a part of Urmston is included in Davyhulme East and some of the neighbouring locality of Flixton is included within Davyhulme West. The area generally elects Conservative Councillors. However at the 2018 Local elections, 2 Labour Councillors were elected by the two wards.

It is in the parliamentary constituency of Stretford and Urmston, but until the 1997 general election it gave its name to the Davyhulme constituency. Winston Churchill's grandson, also called Winston Churchill, was the Conservative MP for more than 25 years, but since 1997 Labour Party MPs have been elected.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trafford/Davyhulme West ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Trafford/ Davyhulme East Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ United Utilities Davyhulme Biogas CHP Plant, www.clarke-energy.com, retrieved 7 July 2014
  4. ^ http://www.visitmanchester.com/what-to-do/outdoor/MAN-17391_davyhulmemillen
  5. ^ http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/trafford-general-hospital
  6. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/kind-animals-ill-kill-you-7840498