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Originally a coal and cotton area, Radcliffe is the borough's most westerly town and takes its name from 'red cliff' (rock) on the River Irwell.

Remaining medieval buildings in Radcliffe include the Parish Church, a Tithe barn and Radcliffe tower, which was one of the most considerable manorial residences in the kingdom in ancient times.

Radcliffe Master Plans

Go to Re-inventing Radcliffe web page for information about Reinventing Radcliffe.


Radcliffe hosts many events during the year, including the annual Radcliffe Dance-off, Christmas market and quarterly farmers markets.

Community Contacts

Here you will find contact details for over 1,000 local clubs, organisations and other useful contacts for the Bury Metro Area, including Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and surrounding areas, plus some national organisations where appropriate.

Radcliffe Traders Group

Find out more about Radcliffe Traders Group.

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