Sale (Greater Manchester)

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Coordinates 53 ° 26 ′  N , 2 ° 20 ′  W Coordinates: 53 ° 26 ′  N , 2 ° 20 ′  W
OS National Grid SJ785915
Sale (England)
Residents 55,234 (as of: 2001)
Post town Sale
prefix 0161
Part of the country England
region England
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Metropolitan Borough Trafford
Website: Official website

Sale is a town on the outskirts of Manchester ( England ) and belongs to the Trafford area . Sale grew especially in the age of the railways , when the Manchester – Altrincham line was built around 1849. Today Sale has almost 60,000 residents, the railway line is now used by the Manchester Metrolink ( light rail ).

Sale Sharks rugby team is from Sale but now plays in Stockport .

The world headquarters of International Inner Wheel is located in the city .


Sale is eight kilometers southwest of Manchester city center. The neighboring cities to the north and south are Altrincham and Stretford, and the district of Wythenshawe extends to the south-east. The city is located in the Mersey Valley about 30 meters above sea ​​level . The River Mersey , named after the valley, flows north of the city and is regularly flooded when it rains heavily. In order to be able to control the water in the city center, a canal was created.

Urmston Stretford Stretford
Carrington Neighboring communities Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Broadheath Timperley Baguley

The ground in Sale consists of sand and gravel that came from the last ice age around 10,000 years ago. The bedrock is red sandstone in the west and Trias Wasserstein in the east. The drinking water supply comes from the Lake District .


  • Michael Nevell: The Archeology of Trafford. A Study of the Origins of Community in North West England Before 1900 . Ed .: Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Trafford 1997, ISBN 1-870695-25-9 , pp. 154 (English).
  • Norman V. Swain: A History of Sale. From Earliest Times to the Present Day . Ed .: Sigma Leisure. 1987, ISBN 1-85058-086-3 , pp. 148 (English).

Web links

Commons : Sale (Greater Manchester)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Exploring Greater Manchester on (accessed on 10 April 2015).