Old Moat

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Old Moat
Old Moat is located in Greater Manchester
Old Moat
Old Moat
Location within Greater Manchester
Population14,490 (Census 2011)
OS grid referenceSJ844932
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtM20
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°26′09″N 2°14′06″W / 53.4358°N 2.2350°W / 53.4358; -2.2350Coordinates: 53°26′09″N 2°14′06″W / 53.4358°N 2.2350°W / 53.4358; -2.2350

Old Moat is a suburban area of Manchester, England. The population of its electoral ward at the 2011 census was 14,490.[1]


Old Moat estate[edit]

The "Old Moat estate" is a large estate of 1920s built social housing named after a former manor house with a surrounding moat, which was the seat of the lord of the manor, and was situated in what is now the heart of the estate; the site of the manor house is marked by a plaque on number 22 Eddisbury Avenue. The housing is now mostly owned by Southway Housing Trust.


The area is represented in Westminster by Jeff Smith MP for Manchester Withington.[2]

Voters from this ward elect three councillors to Manchester City Council. Currently all three councillors, Andrew Fender,[3] Suzannah Reeves[4] and Garry Bridges[5] are members of the Labour Party; the Labour Party has held all the seats in the ward since 1986.


It is bounded by Wilmslow Road to the East and Princess Road to the West; the Northern boundary bisects several roads just below Wilbraham Road, whilst in the South it follows a path just above Cavendish Road.[6]

Education and policing[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

The area is served by Old Moat Primary School, on Old Moat Lane.


Old Moat is covered by the South Manchester Division of Greater Manchester Police; the local Neighbourhood Policing Team is the Didsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team, which covers Didsbury, Old Moat, Withington and Burnage and is headed up by Inspector Dave Nutsey. Didsbury Police Station is situated in the heart of Didsbury village on Wilmslow Road.


  1. ^ "City of Manchester ward population 2011". Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Jeff Smith MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  3. ^ Council, Manchester City. "Councillor Andrew Fender". www.manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  4. ^ Council, Manchester City. "Councillor Suzannah Reeves". www.manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  5. ^ Council, Manchester City. "Councillor Garry Bridges". www.manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. ^ Old Moat Ward map, Manchester City Council