Place:Carrington, Cheshire, England

Alt namesHolly Banksource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.433°N 2.4°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBowdon, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a chapelry
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which most of Carrington was located 1894-1974
Altrincham, Cheshire, Englandurban district which administered part of Carrington 1920-1974
Trafford (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Carrington is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Historically a part of Cheshire, the village is west of Greater Manchester Urban Area, and is the site of a large gas and chemical works, which produce gases by fractional distillation of liquid air. It used to be the site of a Shell Chemicals refinery, which produced polythene and polystyrene.

Until recent years there was a Carrington Power Station located on the south bank of the Manchester Ship Canal. The building work commenced in 1947, although the land for the site was acquired in 1916. The station opened in 1956, and was decommissioned during the late 1980s. It was demolished using explosives in the mid-1990s, having stood empty for several years. All that remains today is a large 400 kV switching station. The station had its own railway spur from the Glazebrook to Stockport Tiviot Dale line, evidence of which can still be seen today from the gates where the line crossed Manchester Road.

In July 2007, Bridestones Developments acquired planning permission for a new 860 MW CCGT (Combined Cycle Gas Turbine) power station, to be built on the same site as the old power station, providing sufficient electrical power for up to 350,000 homes, and 40 to 50 new jobs in the area.

Manchester United (Trafford Training Centre) and Manchester City (Carrington Training Centre) Football Clubs have training complexes on Carrington Moss, as does Sale Sharks Rugby Club.

The village is better known to motorists as the location of the former A6144(M), the Carrington Spur.

Local Government

Carrington was a civil parish from 1866. From 1894 until 1974 the better part of the parish was in Bucklow Rural District, but part was transferred to Altrincham Urban District in 1920. In 1974 the whole area came under the administration of Trafford Metropolitan Borough in Greater Manchester.

Carrington was a township in Bowdon ancient parish, Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlet of Holly Bank. The population was 435 in 1801, 536 in 1851, 514 in 1901, 627 in 1951, and 396 in 2001. (Source: GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • Trafford Local Studies Centre holds the records of earlier municipalities in the area.
  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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