Shuttleworth, Greater Manchester

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Shuttleworth, St John's Church.jpg
St John's Church, Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth is located in Greater Manchester
Shuttleworth shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSD805175
• London174 mi (280 km) SSE
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBURY
Postcode districtBL0
Dialling code01706
PoliceGreater Manchester
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Greater Manchester
53°39′11″N 2°17′38″W / 53.653°N 2.294°W / 53.653; -2.294Coordinates: 53°39′11″N 2°17′38″W / 53.653°N 2.294°W / 53.653; -2.294

Shuttleworth is a hamlet at the northeastern extremity of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England.[1][2] It lies amongst the South Pennines, 4.3 miles (6.9 km) north of Bury and 0.9 miles (1.4 km) south of Edenfield; Scout Moor Wind Farm lies to the immediate east. Effectively a suburb of Ramsbottom, the M66 motorway divides Shuttleworth from the main core of that town.

Historically a part of Lancashire, the name Shuttleworth derives from the Old English scyttels and worth meaning a gated enclosure. The first element refers to a bar. It was documented as Suttelsworth in 1227 and Shuttelesworthe in 1296.[3]

During the Middle Ages, Shuttleworth lay within the township of Walmersley (sometimes called Walmersley-cum-Shuttleworth), parish of Bury, and hundred of Salford. Following the Local Government Act 1894, the area became a civil parish, but in 1933 was dissolved and amalgamated into the Ramsbottom Urban District.[1]

Shuttleworth is bounded to the south by Holcombe Brook and Summerseat; to the north by Edenfield, Irwell Vale; to the west by Holcombe and Ramsbottom and to the east by Stubbins, Turn Village and Shuttleworth-cum-Turn.



  1. ^ a b Greater Manchester Gazetteer, Greater Manchester County Record Office, Places names - S, archived from the original on 18 July 2011, retrieved 17 June 2008
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey, Source data - 1:25,000 Scale Colour Raster; Grid reference at centre — SD 805 175 GB Grid,, retrieved 3 November 2008
  3. ^ Mills 1976, p. 133


  • Mills, David (1976), The Place-Names of Lancashire, B.T. Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-3248-9