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Hale Barns is a village near Altrincham in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Historically part of Cheshire, Hale Barns lies about south of Manchester city centre, 2 miles west of Manchester Airport and close to the River Bollin. At the 2001 census, the village had a population of 9,143.
During the medieval period, Hale Barns was originally an outlying area of the township of Hale but the growth in prosperity of the area led Hale Barns to become established as a separate settlement. The village gets its name from the tithe barn that used to stand in Hale Barns. Before the industrial revolution, Hale Barns was an agricultural village, but since then evolved into a commuter settlement. Today the village is a rural place with 'The Square' as its economic centre which is currently undergoing redevelopment. Catholic boys grammar school St Ambrose College is in Hale Barns. The village is also home to Ringway golf club. Cotteril Clough, in Hale Barns, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its ancient and diverse woodland.
- 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.
Categories: Cheshire, England | Hale Barns, Cheshire, England | Bowdon, Cheshire, England | Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, England | Hale (near Altrincham), Cheshire, England | Trafford (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, England | Greater Manchester, England