Tameside as a place to live

Named after the River Tame that flows through the borough, Tameside is part of the Greater Manchester and is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Manchester city centre. It borders Derbyshire to the east, Oldham to the north and Stockport to the south.

The history of Tameside extends back to the Stone Age and there are over 300 architecturally listed buildings in the area and three ancient monuments,
Including a castle of national importance.

Some notable landmarks include;

– Three Grade 1 architecturally listed buildings;
1. St Anne’s Church in Haughton
2. St Michael and All Angels’ Church in Ashton-under-Lyne;
3. Fairbottom Farm Barn, a 17th-century farm building.
– There are three Scheduled Ancient Monuments;
1. A Bronze Age cairn in Stalybridge
2. Buckton Castle: A 12th-century ringwork near Carrbrook. The castle lay ruinous by 1360, and has been described as “one of England’s most important castles”.
3. Nico Ditch: An earthwork running from Ashton-under-Lyne in the east to Stretford in the west, in the borough of Trafford. It survives to a depth of 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) in some places and is up to 4 metres (13 ft) wide.
– The Museum of the Manchester Regiment is housed in Ashton-under-Lyne’s town hall. The museum displays relics related to the regiment including five Victoria Crosses awarded to members of the regiment.
– For anyone enjoying the countryside, Tameside has eight designated Local Nature Reserves that are Knott Hill, Hollinwood Branch Canal, Great Wood, Haughton Dale, Hulmes and Hardy Woods, Castle Clough and Cowbury Dale, Hurst Clough and Rocher Vale. Four more are to be designated.

Other places to live in Greater Manchester

Whilst this page focuses on Tameside, why not take a look at some of the other places to live in Greater Manchester.

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