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"SALE, a township in the parish of ASHTON-upon-MERSEY, though locally in that of Great-Budworth, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 2 miles from Ashton upon Mersey, containing 1049 inhabitants. The Duke of Bridgewater's canal passes through the township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Sale was a township in Ashton upon Mersey ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 8091), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Greater Manchester.
  • It includes the hamlets of Cross Street and Sale Moor.
  • The population was 819 in 1801, 1720 in 1851, 12088 in 1901, 43168 in 1951, and 56823 in 2001.
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Cemeteries

  • Sale Cemetery, Marsland Road. Opened 1862.
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Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Trafford (1974+)
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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1974)
  • Trafford (1974+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Sale has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ790915 (Lat/Lon: 53.419877, -2.317448), Sale which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Sale Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Sale Urban District (1894-1974)
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough [Greater Manchester] (1974+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1945)
  • Altrincham and Sale (1945-74)