Northern Moor

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Northern Moor is an area of Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, west of Northenden and north of Wythenshawe Park, 5 miles south of Manchester city centre; it is the northernmost area of Wythenshawe. The area has grown since the 1940s to cover the area of the old Tatton family estate and farms.

The ITV documentary series The Duchess On The Estate, filmed between February and July 2009, aired on TV on Tuesday 18 August and Tuesday 25 August.

It includes the site of Manchester (Wythenshawe) Aerodrome.


Local schools include Rack House Primary School, St. Aidan's Primary School and Button Lane Primary School. Northern Moor is also home to the Northenden campus of Manchester College.


Tram: Northern Moor Metrolink station is on the Manchester Airport line.

Bus: Northern Moor is on the 41 bus route linking Sale and Manchester. Northern Moor is also on the number 19 bus route (to Manchester Airport) and 108 (to Wythenshawe Hospital).

Roads: Northern Moor has road links with both the M60 and M56 motorways.

Manchester Airport is a 10-minute drive away.


Local churches include Lawton Moor Methodist Church, St. Michael and All Angels and Northern Moor Community Church.


Northern Moor has two main shopping areas,.

Northern Moor is mainly a residential area, with most people living there travelling to Manchester Airport, Manchester, Sale or Warrington to work.

Notable past residents[edit]

Marc Riley, (Musician, Radio 6 DJ); Caroline Aherne (Actress); Billy Duffy (Musician); Steve Hanley (Musician); Sid Little (Comedian); Desmond Noonan; Marcus Rashford (Manchester United footballer).

Coordinates: 53°25′N 2°16′W / 53.41°N 2.27°W / 53.41; -2.27