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Population  19,634 (2011)
Metropolitan borough  Trafford
Country  England
Metropolitan county  Greater Manchester
OS grid reference  SJ755955
Region  North West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Dialling code  0161
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Davyhulme is an area of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is contiguous with the town of Urmston. The population of the two Trafford wards at the 2011 census was 19,634.


Map of Davyhulme, Urmston, Manchester, UK

Davyhulme Sewage Works

The area is notable for Davyhulme Sewage Works, one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Europe. Opened in 1894, the site is operated by United Utilities and serves a population of 1.2 million in and around the city of Manchester. The facility includes a biogas combined heat and power facility, producing renewable energy from gas produced by the anaerobic digestion of sewage.

Davyhulme Nature Reserve

Also known as Davyhulme Millennium Nature Reserve, the area set along the Manchester Ship Canal is popular with dog walkers and children on bicycles. The area is owned by United Utilities, and was managed by a warden when first opened to the public. It is notable for being one of the few places in the area not owned by Peel Holdings.

Trafford General Hospital

Trafford General Hospital opened in 1929 and was originally called Davyhulme Park Hospital. It became the first NHS hospital in 1948.


Politically Davyhulme is divided into the electoral wards of Davyhulme East and Davyhulme West, although a part of Urmston is included in Davyhulme East and some of the neighbouring locality of Flixton is included within Davyhulme West. The area generally elects Conservative Councillors.

It is in the parliamentary constituency of Stretford and Urmston, but until the 1997 general election it gave its name to the Davyhulme constituency. Winston Churchill's grandson, also called Winston Churchill, was the Conservative MP for more than 25 years, but since 1997 Labour Party MPs have been elected.

Notable people

  • Peter Collins, world champion speedway rider
  • Charles Ewart, Scottish war hero, spent the last 16 years of his life here
  • Karl Green, Bass, Vocals with 60s pop group Herman's Hermits, Musician, Songwriter
  • Keith Hopwood, Guitarist, Keyboards, Vocals with 60s pop group Herman's Hermits, Record producer, Composer, Businessman
  • Steve Milner, cricketer
  • Morrissey, lead singer of the Smiths
  • Jim Noir (real name Alan Roberts), composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist
  • Peter Noone, singer with pop group Herman's Hermits
  • David Andrew Phoenix, biochemist
  • Ian McShane, actor
  • References

    Davyhulme Wikipedia