Place:Wythenshawe, Cheshire, England

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NameWythenshawe
TypeSuburb
Coordinates53.3923°N 2.264°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1931)
Also located inLancashire, England     (1931 - 1974)
Greater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoManchester, Lancashire, Englandcounty borough of which it was a part before 1974
Manchester (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
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Wythenshawe (pop. 86,000) is a district which has been in the south of the city of Manchester, England since 1931.

Wythenshawe was transferred to the City of Manchester from the county of Cheshire in 1931. Manchester had begun building a massive housing estate there in the 1920s to resolve the overpopulation and deprivation in its inner-city slums. With an area of approximately 11 square miles (28 km2), Wythenshawe has been referred to as one of the largest council housing estates in Europe, although private ownership in the area has grown and thus reduced the council stock.

The district comprises nine areas: Baguley, Benchill, Peel Hall, Newall Green, Woodhouse Park, Moss Nook, Northern Moor, Northenden, and Sharston. The boundaries of these areas have changed throughout the district's history, and previously known areas such as Brownley Green and Crossacres have since been assimilated into one of the areas listed, though many residents still refer to them by name.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wythenshawe.

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