Ainsworth, Greater Manchester

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Ainsworth Parish Church.jpg
Ainsworth Parish Church
Ainsworth is located in Greater Manchester
Ainsworth shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD765105
• London 172 mi (277 km) SE
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOLTON
Postcode district BL2
Dialling code 01204
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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Greater Manchester
53°35′24″N 2°21′14″W / 53.590°N 2.354°W / 53.590; -2.354Coordinates: 53°35′24″N 2°21′14″W / 53.590°N 2.354°W / 53.590; -2.354

Ainsworth (archaically known as Cockey[1]) is a small village—effectively a suburb—within Radcliffe,in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England.[2] It lies on the western fringe of Bury, 2.2 miles (3.5 km) northwest of Radcliffe, and 2.9 miles (4.7 km) east of Bolton. The city of Manchester is 8.7 miles (14.0 km) south-southeast of Ainsworth.

Historically a part of Lancashire, Ainsworth was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Middleton and hundred of Salford. It was added to the Radcliffe Urban District in 1933.[2] Author and ghostwriter Paul Stenning is a former resident and pupil of Ainsworth County Primary School.


  1. ^ Gastrell, Francis (1849). Notitia Cestriensis: or Historical notices of the Diocese of Chester. 19. p. 105.
  2. ^ a b Greater Manchester Gazetteer, Greater Manchester County Record Office, Places names - A, archived from the original on 18 July 2011, retrieved 17 October 2008

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