Fairfield, Tameside

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Fairfield
Fairfield Moravian Settlement (40).JPG
Fairfield Moravian Church
Fairfield is located in Greater Manchester
Fairfield
Fairfield
 Fairfield shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SJ901975
Metropolitan borough Tameside
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MANCHESTER
Postcode district M43
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Denton and Reddish
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester

Coordinates: 53°28′26″N 2°08′53″W / 53.474°N 2.148°W / 53.474; -2.148

Fairfield is a suburb of Droylsden on the A635 road in Tameside, in the English county of Greater Manchester, and formerly in Lancashire. It is just south of the Ashton Canal. In the 19th century, it was described as "a seat of cotton manufacture."[1] W. M. Christy and Sons established a mill that produced the first woven towels in England at Fairfield Mill.[2]

Fairfield is the location of Fairfield High School for Girls, Fairfield railway station and a place of worship. The community has been home to members of the Moravian church for many years after Fairfield Moravian Church and Moravian Settlement were established in 1783.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fairfield Lancashire, A Vision of Britain Through Time, retrieved 14 April 2012 
  2. ^ Droylsden and Fairfield. 1 miles E. from Manchester (p129), Graces Guide, retrieved 15 April 2012 
  3. ^ Township Information - Droylsden, Tameside Council, retrieved 15 April 2012 

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