Fairfield, Tameside

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Fairfield Moravian Settlement (40).JPG
Fairfield Moravian Church
Fairfield is located in Greater Manchester
Fairfield shown within Greater Manchester
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53°28′26″N 2°08′53″W / 53.474°N 2.148°W / 53.474; -2.148Coordinates: 53°28′26″N 2°08′53″W / 53.474°N 2.148°W / 53.474; -2.148

Fairfield is a suburb of Droylsden in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is just south of the Ashton Canal on the A635 road. 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]


  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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