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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]

  • 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.


  • Sale Cemetery, Marsland Road. Opened 1862.


  • Ashton upon Mersey: St. Martin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Sale.
  • Sale: St. Anne (Church of England). The district church for Sale from 1856.
  • Baguley: St. John the Divine (Church of England). A district church for part of Sale from 1868.
  • Sale: St. Paul (Church of England). The district church for part of Sale from 1884.
  • Sale: St. Francis (Church of England). A chapel to St. Anne, founded by 1963.
  • Sale: St. Joseph (Roman Catholic). Founded by 1847.
  • Sale, Baptist Union Chapel, Raglan Road/Ashton Lane. Built in 1875.
  • Sale, Methodist Church (Primitive), Northenden Road. Built in 1873.
  • Sale, Methodist Church (Primitive), Market Street. Registers of marriages 1913-1960 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Sale, Methodist Church (Wesleyan), Northenden Road. Built in 1875.
  • Sale, Methodist Church (Wesleyan), School Road. Built in 1887.
  • Sale, Presbyterian Church, Northenden Road. Built in 1874.
  • Sale, Unitarian Chapel, Old Cross Street/Chapel Road.
  • Sale, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Montague Road. Founded in 1805, Built in 1852.

For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1936, see also Ashton upon Mersey.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sale area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

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

Court Records

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

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

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