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The Parish of Radcliffe
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Recorded as “Radeliue” in the Domesday Book of 1086, the name means “the red cliffe”. Originally a coal and cotton area, Radcliffe is the most westerly town in the borough of Manchester. 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. More recently on the site of the former Outwood Collier, world famous sculptor Ruckriem has created one of his largest stone settings to date as part of the Irwell Sculpure Trail.

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