Overview for Spear Street, MANCHESTER, M1 1DF

Introduction

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in the county of Greater Manchester, England; it had a population of 552,000 at the 2021 census. It is bordered by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and the neighbouring city of Salford to the west. The two cities and the surrounding towns form one of the United Kingdom's most populous conurbations, the Greater Manchester Built-up Area, which has a population of 2.87 million. The city borders the boroughs of Trafford, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury and Salford.

The history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort (castra) of Mamucium or Mancunium, established in about AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Throughout the Middle Ages, Manchester remained a manorial township but began to expand "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century. Manchester's unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution and resulted in it becoming the world's first industrialised city. Historically part of Lancashire, areas of Cheshire south of the River Mersey were incorporated into Manchester in the 20th century, including Wythenshawe in 1931. Manchester achieved city status in 1853. The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, creating the Port of Manchester and linking the city to the Irish Sea, 36 miles (58 km) to the west. Its fortune declined after the Second World War, owing to deindustrialisation, and the IRA bombing in 1996 led to extensive investment and regeneration. Following considerable redevelopment, Manchester was the host city for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

The city is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections. Manchester Liverpool Road railway station is the world's oldest surviving inter-city passenger railway station. At the University of Manchester, Ernest Rutherford first split the atom in 1917; Frederic C. Williams, Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill developed the world's first stored-program computer in 1948; and Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov first isolated graphene in 2004.

Manchester has a large urban sprawl, which forms from the city centre into the other neighbouring authorities; these include The Four Heatons, Failsworth, Prestwich, Stretford, Sale, Droylsden, Old Trafford and Reddish. The city is also contiguous with Salford and its borough, but is separated from it by the River Irwell. This urban area is cut off by the M60, also known as the Manchester Outer Ring Road, which runs in a circular around the city and these areas. It joins the M62 to the north-east and the M602 to the west, as well as the East Lancashire Road and A6.

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Summary for Spear Street, MANCHESTER, M1 1DF

North West
This postcode is in the
Piccadilly
within
Manchester
Rural/Urban
Major conurbation   ?

Roadworks near M1 1DF

Today's roadworks within 3 miles
Planned
115
In Progress
277
Completed
75
Cancelled
13

Road Safety near M1 1DF

Details of personal injury accidents in and around Spear Street, M1 1DF that have been reported to Greater Manchester Police over the past 20 years.

Traffic Levels near M1 1DF

View traffic levels near Spear Street, M1 1DF from official Department for Transport counts.

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Manchester and nearby Videos From YouTube

Drone footage: Manchester's 'hospital corridor in the sky' and helipad

Video Credit: Curtis Moore, cladding installer/install partner on the scheme Drone footage of the helipad for Manchester Royal ...

Channel: Place North West (View Channel)

Published: 12 May 2021

Member of UK Parliament

This postcode is in the Manchester Central parliamentary constituency.

Manchester Central is a constituency in the North West region of England. The seat has been held by Lucy Powell (Labour) since July 2024.

MP photograph

Most Recent House Sales for Spear Street, M1 1DF

55 - 59 SPEAR STREET, M1 1DF
5 May 1999
£149,000

Local Petrol Station Prices

Petrol Standard (E10)
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Petrol Super (E5)
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Diesel Standard (B7)
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Diesel Super (B7)
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Coordinates for M1 1DF

Latitude
53.483356
Longitude
-2.233848

Residents at M1 1DF

Households
1
Male
1
Female
0
People per Household
1.00

Sunrise and Sunset at M1 1DF

Sunrise
04:53
Sunset
21:35

Traffic Emission and Congestion Zones

M1 1DF is not covered by a Traffic Emission or Congestion Zone

Historical Weather Summary

Clear10.22%
Cloudy78.79%
Rain8.17%
Windy2.50%
Other0.32%

Population

Manchester
558,000

Deprivation Index

33.3 England
The lower the score (out of 100),
the more deprived the postcode

Average Energy Performance

Domestic Certificates

Companies Registered at M1 1DF

Active
8
Inactive
3

Postcode Details for M1 1DF

Introduced
1 Jan 1980

Recent Updates

3 Jun 2024
Sold House Price data updated for April 2024
2 Jun 2024
Police and Crime data updated for April 2024
29 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (England and Wales) updated April 2024
16 May 2024
Schools Data updated for May 2024
9 May 2024
Companies Data updated for April 2024
3 May 2024
Police and Crime data updated for March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (England and Wales) updated March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (Scotland) updated January to March 2024

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