Worsley is a town in Greater Manchester, which in 2014 had a population of 10,090. It lies along Worsley Brook, 5.75 miles west of Manchester. The M60 motorway bisects the area. Part of Lancashire, there is evidence of Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity, including two Roman roads; the completion in 1761 of the Bridgewater Canal allowed Worsley to expand from a small village of cottage industries to an important town based upon cotton manufacture, iron-working, brick-making and extensive coal mining. Expansion came after the First and Second World Wars, when large urban estates were built. Worsley Delph is a scheduled monument and a significant part of the town's historic centre is now a conservation area. Worsley is first mentioned in a Pipe roll of 1195–96 as Werkesleia, in the claim of a Hugh Putrell to a part of the fee of two knights in nearby Barton-upon-Irwell and Worsley. There are many variations on the name; the spelling of the name in early documents, suggests a Saxon origin. Ge-Weore, the Old English form of the name, means "the cleared place, cultivated or settled."
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle contain no references to Worsley. Two Roman roads run through the area. Connecting Mamucium with Coccium, one passes through Worsley near Drywood, over Mosley Common; the present-day A6 road follows part of the course of another Roman road, which passes through the northern part of the area near Walkden and Little Hulton. In 1947 a hoard of 550 Roman coins was found near a quarry in Boothstown, dated to between AD 250 and 275, in 1958 the head of a man was found on Worsley Moss. Named "Worsley man", thought to be no more than 20 years old, upon the discovery of Lindow Man it was re-examined and dated to the 2nd century AD, in the Romano-British period. Worsley fell under the control of the Anglo-Saxons, who controlled much of the area around Manchester and who defeated the British at the Battle of Chester in AD 615. Edward the Elder rebuilt the fortifications at Manchester, in AD 924 captured all the land between the rivers Mersey and Irwell, making it demesne in the Kingdom of Wessex.
During the Middle Ages the area was covered with marshlands. Thinly populated by craftsmen and serfs, Worsley grew as a settlement adjoining an ancient corn mill, close to the location of the present-day Worsley Road Bridge. Most farms throughout Lancashire were small with their tenants dependent upon secondary employment, however in 1719 a John Kay of Worsley had five stirks, two bulls, 17 cows, "young cattle upon the moors", a "cow at hire", all valued at £97 5s. Marl was used as a fertiliser, is recorded in use in 1719. Wheeler's Manchester: Its Political and Commercial History and Modern states that about one-fifth of the land around Worsley and Tyldesley was in tillage, lower on average than the surrounding areas. Worsley was the largest manor of the seven ancient manors of the Bridgewater Estates, it was created by William I and held for him by the Barton family in thegnage, for them by a Norman knight named Elias, who fought in the crusades. On his death in Rhodes, the manor remained with Elias' son, whose family had by that time adopted the name of the village as its family name.
On 23 June 1311 a substantial part of the Manor of Hulton was granted to the Worsleys. The family held both manors until the late 14th century, whereon they passed to the Massey family of Tatton, in the 16th century to the Brereton family of Malpas, Cheshire; the Brereton family added the Manor of Bedford to the estate. Richard Brereton married Dorothy Egerton, upon his death the estates passed into the Egerton family. In 1617 John Egerton, son of Sir Thomas Egerton, became Earl of Bridgewater; the Egerton family was descended from Sir Richard Egerton of Cheshire. His illegitimate son, Thomas Egerton, was a prominent lawyer who served as Master of the Rolls from 1594 to 1603, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal from 1596 to 1617 and as Lord High Chancellor of England. John Egerton succeeded to Worsley in 1639, died in 1649, he was succeeded by the third Earls of Bridgewater. The title of Duke of Bridgewater was first given to Scroop Egerton in 1720, he devised a navigation system for Worsley, not carried out.
His son, the third Duke of Bridgewater Francis Egerton, was to build the Bridgewater Canal. The Duke purchased the Manor of Pemberton in 1758, the Manor of Hindley in 1765, the Manor of Cadishead in 1776. Upon his death in 1803 he was succeeded by 1st Duke of Sutherland. In 1833 the estate was inherited by Gower's son, Francis Leveson-Gower who changed his surname to Egerton, in 1846 became the Earl of Ellesmere. In 1836 he purchased the Manor of Tyldesley, he is recorded as saying that he found Worsley to be "a God-forsaken place, full of drunken, rude people with deplorable morals". Worsley New Hall, designed by Edward Blore, was built in 1846 for Francis Egerton the First Earl of Ellesmere; the plans are held at the Albert Museum. Queen Victoria visited the hall in 1851 and 1857; the hall was used as a hospital in World War I and in World War II housed Dunkirk evacuees, American soldiers preparing for D-Day and the Lancashire Fusiliers. In 1943 the hall was badly damaged by fire and demolished in 1949.
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Monton is an area of Eccles, Greater Manchester, England. In Lancashire, Monton was administered by the municipal borough of Eccles until its abolition in 1974; the name Monton is of Saxon origin. A conservation area includes Monton Green; the Green, once used as common land, is now formally laid out as lawns. The community is represented by the Monton Village Community Association named the Monton Traders' Association, it was renamed to include both residents and traders; the association has a gardening group that maintains the greens on a voluntary basis. The association organises an annual themed festival on the first Saturday of July each year and a parallel music festival, in 2008 from 26 June to 6 July; the festival presents all genres of music from classical to Indie. The Monton Music Festival was combined into the larger Salford Music Festival. Alongside the gentrification of Salford a number of popular bars and restaurants have opened up in the village attracting new trade into the village from the surrounding areas.
The Anglican church in Monton is dedicated to St Paul the Apostle. Monton Church, Monton Green, EcclesThe, it is renowned for its stained glass windows. The south transept shows the Sermon on the Mount with four smaller windows beneath depicting Jesus in the Synagogue Jesus with the Lady at the Well The Good Samaritan The Publican and the Pharisee; the north transept shows Jesus and Children-‘Suffer the Little Children'. The clerestory windows on the north side show famous men from the Greek, Roman and Modern periods. On the south side, the clerestory windows show representatives from the Early Christian, Roman Catholic and nonconformist traditions. HistoryAfter the Act of Uniformity 1662 Edmund Jones, Vicar of Eccles, was an ejected minister, he and others continued to meet in the Eccles area including Monks Hall. He was imprisoned for his non-conformity and his congregation reported to the local magistrate, he died in 1674. First chapelWhen William and Mary acceded to the throne, the Act of Toleration was passed which allowed nonconformity to be practised under licence.
The Eccles Presbyterians met in a series of private buildings. In 1698 the Lomax and Fildes families, long-term members of the congregation, bought a plot of land at Monton Green. A simple chapel was built and licensed in July 1698. Second chapel In the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion a band of over 100 Jacobites, supporters of the Old Pretender, ransacked the church, having destroyed Cross Street Chapel in Manchester; the congregation rebuilt a bigger and better church. The Rev. Jeremiah Aldred was minister until his death in 1729, his tombstone can be seen in the churchyard. The congregation's religious views changed from Calvinism through Arianism to the appointment of their first Unitarian minister Harry Toulmin in 1786. In 1813 Unitarianism was legalised and the Nonconformists' Chapels Act 1844 secured the places of worship to Unitarians, allowing the congregation at Monton to call themselves Unitarians. Third chapelThe second chapel was demolished around 1800; the third chapel was survived until 1875 when the present church was built.
There was a railway station in Monton called Monton Green, part of the Tyldesley Loopline, running from Eccles through Worsley and Leigh to Roe Green. The station opened on 1 November 1887 and was closed under the Beeching Axe on 5 May 1969. Monton Green railway station was located on an embankment, just off Monton Green, the railway running parallel with the Bridgewater Canal. All traces of the station have long since been removed. However, the embankment on which the station was situated is still there and now forms the starting point of the Recreation Pathways scheme, run by Salford City Council; the loopline now forms part of cycle route 55. The village of Monton is now served by rail services passing through the railway stations at Patricroft and at Eccles, along the Manchester Victoria-Liverpool Lime Street railway line. Bus services serve the village, while the nearest Metrolink station is in Eccles; the local landmarks include the Unitarian Church and the locally named "Old Man's Shelter" both on Monton Green.
The Monton Shelter was completed in June 1930 following a campaign by the local vicar and a local Councillor for a shelter where'Veterans of Industry' could meet during inclement weather. A more recent addition is the Lighthouse built in recent years next to the Bridgewater Canal. Monton & Weaste Cricket Club play in Ellesmere Park. Monton Village Community Association Monton and Weaste Cricket Club Monton Music Festival
Cadishead is a suburb within the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. A profile of the ward conducted by Salford City Council in 2014 recorded a population of 10,739. In Lancashire, Cadishead is the most southwesterly settlement in the city of Salford; the earliest record of Cadishead date to 1212, show that the whole of Cadishead – called Cadewalesate – was rented from King John by Gilbert Notton for four shillings a year, a sum equivalent to about £650 today. The name derives from the Old English words wælla and set, Cada, a personal name; until the early 19th century most of the area was part of the peat bog known as Chat Moss, but by 1805 work had started to reclaim the land. The opening of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894 had a major effect on the subsequent development of Cadishead. Cadishead is represented in Westminster by Barbara Keeley MP for Eccles South. CouncillorsThe ward is represented on Salford City Council by three councillors: Joan Walsh, Jimmy Hunt, John Walsh.
Indicates seat up for re-election. Cadishead is situated between Irlam and Hollins Green/Rixton, either side of Liverpool Road and adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal and the M62 motorway, close to the border between Greater Manchester and Warrington; the Northbank Industrial Park dominates the east of Cadishead and the border with Irlam and supplies many jobs to the local area. Notable people from Cadishead include Ray Lowry, a painter and cartoonist with his most famous work being the London Calling album cover for the Clash. Cadishead was once served by its own railway station; the station closed in November 1964 as part of the Beeching cuts which affected many railway stations in the UK at the time. Irlam and Cadishead Local History Society St. Mary the Virgin C of E parish church
Ordsall, Greater Manchester
Ordsall is an inner city area of Salford, Greater Manchester, England. The population at the 2011 census was 14,194, it lies chiefly to the south of the A57 road, close to the River Irwell, the main boundary with the city of Manchester, Salford Quays and Manchester Ship Canal, which divides it from Stretford. Part of Lancashire, Ordsall was the birthplace of the bush roller chain and is home to Ordsall Hall; the name Ordsall has Old English origins being the personal name Ord and the word halh, meaning a corner or nook, which has become the modern dialect word "haugh". This, describes the position of the manor of Ordsall, for its boundary on the south side is a large bend in the River Irwell, which became the site of the docks for the Manchester Ship Canal. Ordsall first appears in records in 1177 when Ordeshala paid two marks towards an aid, a feudal due or tax. Antiquarian and Geologist, Samuel Hibbert-Ware gave a different etymology for the name, his reasoning for this was the location in the area of the cave known as Woden's Den.
Before the River Irwell was deepened to make it navigable there was an ancient paved ford at Ordsall known as Woden's Ford and nearby, in a lane leading to Ordsall Hall, was a cave known as Woden's Den. The cave was of great interest to 19th-century antiquarians, but their constant trespassing to view the site prompted the landowner to destroy it early in the century, no trace of the feature remains. However, the cave was described and sketched by Thomas Barret in about 1780, he postulated that, as this part of the Irwell was subject to regular flooding, travellers would have made offerings to Odin, the protector of travellers, before attempting the crossing. He said that there were strong grounds to suppose that Cluniac monks of Lenton Priory, who had a cell called "St Leonards" at nearby Kersal, converted the cave into a Christian hermitage and served as guides to the crossing at Woden's Ford and the surrounding marshes in order to supplant the earlier pagan practices. By the 1990s, Ordsall was one of the most deprived parts of Greater Manchester, with some of the highest crime rates.
In April 1994, The Independent newspaper reported that the area had unemployment above 20% and that arson and car crime were a regular occurrence. In July 1992, a riot in the area saw local gangs fire gunshots at fire crews; as of 2007, the area is undergoing urban regeneration under a joint venture agreement between Salford City Council and property developer LPC Living. The "Heart of Ordsall" framework, agreed in 2005, means that over the next five years extensive environmental and infrastructure improvements will be made to the Ordsall estate at a cost of around £150 million; the regeneration is much community led and has delivered a new £6.5 million primary school and children's centre. The school accommodates 315 pupils and incorporates an 83 place children's centre providing education, social care and day care facilities for the local community. A dedicated street sweeper, designed by local children, cleans around Ordsall three times a week in addition to the council services as a result of local concern over litter.
Between 800 and 1,000 new homes for local families and first-time buyers will be delivered, a new community hub will cover the whole of Ordsall including Salford Quays. The estate will be opened up to shoppers, with the former Radclyffe School site on Trafford Road, earmarked as a new retail centre, replacing the existing district centre. There will be new pedestrian routes and cycle lanes, visibility across the area will be improved to reduce the fear of crime, there will be improved access to nearby Metrolink stations for the Quays and the city centre. Over £40 million has been invested into the area, with the creation of hundreds of homes aimed toward first-time buyers and local residents, including Gresham Mill situated on the River Irwell, Radclyffe Mews on Taylorson Street and Quay 5, a £24 million scheme of 231 flats which sold out in just six weeks. Despite its notorious past, Ordsall's location between Manchester city centre and Salford Quays has led to a regeneration boom. Average house prices have risen over 100% in the past 5 years, with the area in the centre of key regeneration visions such as the Irwell City Park scheme.
A study commissioned by insurers More Than, published in June 2007, revealed that Ordsall had become one of the United Kingdom's property hot spots, ranking 17th out of the 35 identified. The study rated areas by looking at homes occupied by affluent professionals. Ordsall Hall Ordsall Hall is a Tudor mansion, for over 300 years the home of the Radclyffe family. In more recent times it has been a working men's club and a school for clergy, the forerunner of the Manchester Theological College, amongst other uses. Like many old buildings, Ordsall Hall is said to be haunted, in particular by "the White Lady", who it is said threw herself off the balcony overlooking the Great Hall. An episode of the TV programme Most Haunted was filmed at the hall in 2002. Salford Lads' Club Ordsall is home to Salford Lads Club, featured on the inside cover of the album The Queen Is Dead by the pop band the Smiths; the club is on the corner of St Ignatius Coronation Street. St Clement's Church St Clement's Church is the Anglican parish church of Ordsall.
The church is now a Grade II listed building. St Joseph's Church St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church is one of the few buildings to have survived the Ordsall slum clearances
Barton-upon-Irwell is a suburban area of Salford, Greater Manchester, with a population of 12,462 in 2014. Barton Old Hall, a brick-built house degraded to a farmhouse, was the seat of the Barton and Leigh families; the church of St Catherine, built in stone with an octagonal spire rising to 100 feet, was consecrated in 1843. The church was demolished in the 1970s due to dry rot and the parish was merged with the neighbouring church of St Michael & All Angels, Peel Green. In Lancashire, Barton-upon-Irwell was a township in the ecclesiastical parish of Eccles in the hundred of Salford. Barton was joined with the municipal borough of Eccles in 1933, at the time part of the Lancashire administrative county. Eccles joined the City of Salford, Greater Manchester in 1974. Barton-upon-Irwell is represented in Westminster by Barbara Keeley MP for Worsley and Eccles South. CouncillorsThe ward is represented by three councillors: indicates seat up for re-election. Barton is about 5.5 miles southwest of Manchester, on both banks of the River Irwell from Trafford Park to Davyhulme, includes the hamlet of Dumplington, now the site of the Trafford Centre.
The Irwell was the boundary as far as the River Mersey, which with the Glazebrook were boundaries. The Lords of the Manor, it was taken over by the Friars Minor Conventual. Land for its graveyard given by the de Traffords is on the far side of the ship canal; the de Traffords believed in religious freedom and paid for churches and chapels of other denominations. Between 1865 and 1868, the Church of England St Catherine's Church was built at their expense to the rear of All Saints' Church, it was demolished in the late 1970s. The graveyard is the last resting place of Marshall Stevens. Barton-upon-Irwell Methodist Chapel, built in 1796, was a short distance from the bridge; the buildings were taken over in 1973 by the Church of the Nazarene, but were abandoned and demolished in 2001 for housing, causing controversy over the treatment of the graveyard by the developers. Barton is on the north bank of the River Irwell. A pair of ship locks is on the western edge of the district, it is home to Barton Swing Aqueduct, which carries the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal.
From the late 19th century, the road from Barton to Stretford was carried over the canal by a low-level swing bridge, the opening of which for shipping to pass caused lengthy traffic delays to vehicles. Before the Manchester Ship Canal was built, the Bridgewater Canal crossed the Irwell by a stone aqueduct of three arches, the first constructed in England over a navigable river; the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, opened in 1830, passes through the township. Barton Aerodrome was opened on 1 January 1930 and was the first permanent municipal airfield in the United Kingdom. Scheduled internal passenger flights operated in 1930 and again from 1934 to 1938, when the services were transferred to the new larger Ringway Airport. Several charter airlines and flying clubs were based at the airport prewar. During the Second World War over 700 aircraft were built here by F. Hills & Son and over 1,000 military aircraft were repaired by several firms. In 1946, the Lancashire Aero Club, founded in 1924 and the oldest flying club in the UK, moved here from Woodford Aerodrome, Cheshire.
Barton is now a thriving general aviation airfield owned by Peel Holdings and is the base for over 150 private and club aircraft. Featured in the last scene of the 1961 film A Taste of Honey, the Barton Aqueduct and Swing Bridge are seen as the character of Tom sails away. In the film's opening scenes of street life in Salford, two young children are seen playing. One of them, the 5-year-old Hazel Blears, grew up to become the Member of Parliament for Salford and a Cabinet Minister. Whilst the Barton Swing Bridge does feature in the 1961 Film'A Taste of Honey' the scene featuring Tom the sailor on the rotating bridge is in fact the Trafford Road Swing Bridge - in the background of the shot the now demolished Henshaw's Blind Asylum can be seen as the bridge turntable shifts: The 12,000-capacity AJ Bell Stadium, home ground of Sale Sharks Rugby Union and Salford Red Devils Rugby League Club, opened in 2012. Notes History on Barton Aerodrome
Winton, Greater Manchester
Winton is an area north-west of Eccles in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, which in 2014 had a population of 12,339. In Lancashire, Winton is a residential area surrounded by Patricroft, Peel Green, Barton-upon-Irwell and Worsley. Winton is represented in Westminster by MP for Worsley and Eccles South. CouncillorsThe ward is represented on Salford City Council by three councillors: indicates seat up for re-election. Winton is between Monton, Peel Green and Patricroft, divided by the motorway interchange of the M602, M60 and M62; the boundaries of Winton are the Liverpool-Manchester railway on New Lane, the railway on Worsley Road, the Bridgewater Canal bridge at the top of Parrin Lane and the Worsley Road/Barton Road change. The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon for "windy village". Winton, along with some of its neighbouring villages, including Barton and Monton, is believed to be Saxon in origin. However, Winton is not in the Domesday Book. Winton is believed to have been known as Withinton.
In 1262, Richard de Winton was granted 7 acres of land by former landowner, Thomas Grelley, at a rate of one shilling and two pence per year. These 7 acres grew over the next few decades to become the hamlet of Winton. Churches in Winton include the Roman Catholic Church of St. Matthew's, next to Winton Library on Worsley Road, St. Mary Magdalene’s Parish Church on Grasmere Crescent/Westbourne Road; the Baptist church on Parrin Lane was destroyed in an arson attack in 2010. The oldest building is Magdalene Centre a school before Westwood Park was opened, dating from 1888. First Greater Manchester and Arriva North West operate bus services through Winton from Eccles town centre, the Trafford Centre and Wigan. Winton is a through-route for buses to the Trafford Centre, Wigan and Eccles; the following Arriva Routes service Winton: 61, 62 and the 66 Clifton-Salford Royal Hospital. The following First Manchester Routes Serve Winton: 68 Trafford Centre-Bolton, 33 Manchester-Worsley. Winton does not have a railway station.
The nearest station is in Patricroft at which one train an hour stops en route between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. These services are run by Northern; the station is not serviced on Bank Holidays. Winton does not have a nearby Manchester Metrolink station, the nearest one being in Eccles town centre; the M60 and M602 both go through Winton. On the M60 the nearest motorway exits are Junctions 13 and 11. On the M602 the nearest exit is Junction 1. Winton has a number of schools including Westwood Park Community Primary. Winton is the home of the Green Flag award-winning Winton Park, it was first opened in 1906 and has undergone a major refurbishment which included the design of a new central grassed area, installation of public toilets and improvements to the bowlers' pavilion. The park features a bowling green, children's play area, multi-use games area and outdoor gym equipment. Schools and community groups are welcome to use the site and a range of outdoor education and volunteering opportunities are organised.
Salford Council information on Eccles, Winton and Monton Bioticfit Outdoor Fitness Classes
Little Hulton is an area within the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 3.4 miles south of Bolton, 7 miles west-northwest of Salford, 9 miles west-northwest of Manchester. Little Hulton is bordered by Farnworth to Walkden to the east. In 2014, it had a population of 13,469; the ancient district of Hulton containing three townships, Over Hulton, Middle Hulton and Little Hulton, was recorded as Helghtun and Hulton in 1235, Hilton in 1278 and 1292, Hulton in 1292, although Hilton was still used until the 17th century. Little Hulton was a village in the ancient Deane parish with a chapel, sometimes called Peel Chapel; the chief manor was held by the Hultons at Hulton Park in Over Hulton. Wharton was a subordinate manor, it was owned by the Asshetons of Great Lever and after that the Morts. It was sold to Bridgewater Collieries. Wharton Hall was a two-storey farmhouse built of brick and plaster. In the 13th century Peel or Wicheves, another district in the township, was owned by the Hultons who sold it to the Tyldesleys.
It was owned by Edmund Fleetwood of Rossall who sold it to the Morts. Joseph Yates of Manchester bought it in the 18th century and his descendants sold it to colliery owner, Ellis Fletcher of Clifton. Peel Hall was reputedly built in 1840 from the designs of Sir Charles Barry, it stood on the site of an older stone-built hall. Peel Hall became a sanatorium to treat tuberculosis and subsequently a geriatric hospital until it closed in 1990, it was sold to a development company for refurbishment but, despite being a Grade II listed building, was vandalised, became dangerous and was demolished in the mid-1990s. Kenyon Peel Hall, was owned by Alexander Rigby in 1600 and he gave it to his son George, it passed to Roger Kenyon of Parkhead through marriage. It was a large timber and brick house, built in the late 16th century and enlarged in 1617; the house was demolished and the site is occupied by a modern housing estate. Kenyon Peel Hall was about a quarter of a mile south of the ancient highway from Manchester to Bolton.
Coal mining and weaving were the major occupations in the mid 19th century. In 1870 the London and North Western Railway opened a line from Roe Green on the Eccles and Wigan Railway to serve collieries at Little Hulton and in 1874 an extension to Bolton was opened with passenger services commencing in 1875; the line is now an urban cycleway. A ten feet wide Roman road was found. Little Hulton was extensively mined from the mid-19th century, its collieries included Madam's Wood Pits, Wharton Hall, Ashton's Field and Peel Hall and most were served by mineral railways. Mine spoil was deposited around the early collieries but in the 20th century the Cutacre tip developed in the valley of the Cutacre Clough and was the dumping ground for mine waste from Brackley and neighbouring Mosley Common Collieries; the National Coal Board Central Workshops known as'Walkden Yard', south of Walkden High Street, close to the Ellesmere Colliery, was in Little Hulton. The workshops were built in 1878 by the Bridgewater Collieries as a central works depot providing engineering services for its collieries and the locomotives used on its colliery railway system.
It is now the site of a housing estate. UK Coal was granted planning permission to surface mine 900,000 tonnes of coal and rework the Cutacre spoil tip in 2001; the operation was expected to last for four years and began in 2006. The restoration scheme was expected to create more than 250 acres of amenity woodland and wetlands and an area for industrial development. UK Coal and Bolton Council promoted the Middle Hulton portion of Cutacre through the Local Development Framework process and identified it as a key strategic site for development. After operations finished in 2011, the site was restored and landscaped to create an industrial estate covering 212 acres and 580 acres of recreational land. Before 1949 Little Hulton was a village of around 8,000 people; the land was developed into council housing overspill estates by Worsley Urban District Council to accommodate residents moved there from post-war slum clearance areas. By the end of 1956 over a thousand families had moved to the overspill estate being built at Little Hulton and by 1962 3,060 houses had been built.
Little Hulton aimed to create a suburb that would improve the standard of living and create private space, greenspace and a sense of community for the new residents. In the hundred of Salford in Lancashire, until the 19th century, Little Hulton was a township and chapelry in the ecclesiastical parish of Deane. In 1837 Little Hulton along with neighbouring townships became part of the Bolton Poor Law Union which took responsibility for the administration and funding of the Poor Law in that area. In 1872 a Local board of health was established for the township, in 1894 Little Hulton Urban District was created, it was abolished in 1933 and merged into Worsley Urban DistrictLittle Hulton's MP is Barbara Keeley who won the Worsley parliamentary seat for Labour at the 2005 General Election. Since 2010 Little Hulton has been represented under the Eccles South parliamentary seat. Since 1974 Little Hulton has been an electoral ward of the City of Salford; the Little Hulton ward has three elected councillors.
In April 2017 the councillors are: Colette Weir, Kate Lewis, Rob Sharpe, all from the Labour Party. Little Hulton is the most easterly of the Hulton townships, it covers an area of 1,707 acres rising from 200 feet in the south east to 380 feet in t