The Lodge - known locally as the 'gingerbread house' - dates back to 1790 and there is now a campaign to stop it being bulldozed

Home Office policing in Worsley is provided by the Greater Manchester Police. The nearest police station is at Little Hulton.[88] Public transport is co-ordinated by the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive.[89] Statutory emergency fire and rescue service is provided by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.[90]

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In 2015, the Royal Horticultural Society announced plans for a restoration of the garden at Worsley New Hall, to open in 2019 under the name RHS Garden Bridgewater.[69]

Worsley Old Hall had been let to tenants until it was completely renovated and became, in 1855, the home of Algernon Egerton, son of the 1st Earl of Ellesmere.

After the Norman period, the whole Worsley area came within the manor of Barton, a member of the Barton family having acquired the Worsley lands and taken on the name 'de Worsley' to proclaim his ownership. 

The 3rd Duke of Bridgewater died in 1803 and eventually Worsley passed to his great nephew Francis Leveson-Gower, who under the terms of his great uncle's will took the name of Egerton. He came to live in Worsley in 1837 and found it to be - "...a God-forgotten place. Its inhabitants much addicted to drink and rude sports, their morals deplorably low, the whole place in a state of religious and educational destitution..."

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Worsley Delph, now a scheduled monument,[26] was the entrance to the Duke's underground mines. Two entrances, built years apart, allowed access to the Starvationer boats, the largest of which could carry 12 long tons (12 t) of coal. The entrances allow access to 46 miles (74 km) of underground canal on four levels, linked by inclined planes.

Alterations and additions continued through the early 1900s, when a men servants wing was added. The hall continued to be occupied, residents including Walter Longley Bourke, Superintendent of the Bridgewater Trust, and Viscount Brackley, eldest son of the 3rd Earl of Ellesmere.

Tung Fong is situated in the heart of Worsley village next to Worsley Delph which forms the entrance to the famous Bridgewater Canal. The restaurant was transformed from a grade 2 listed black and white building, and has seating for up to a hundred people. It has a unique atmosphere that is entrely eastern in concept and skilfully western in execution. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two, a venue for a private party, or special event, Tung Fong caters for all your needs.

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Worsley Old Hall is a grade II listed building. It lies within the village of Worsley, most famous perhaps as being the strategic location of the Bridgewater Canal, which is fed by Worsley Brook. The first section of the navigable canal was from the Delph at Worsley to Salford and was developed by the Duke of Bridgewater, the owner of Worsley Park, from 1758.

Historically part of Lancashire, Worsley has provided evidence of Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity, including two Roman roads. The completion in 1761 of the Bridgewater Canal allowed Worsley to expand from a small village of cottage industries to an important town based upon cotton manufacture, iron-working, brick-making and extensive coal mining. Later expansion came after the First and Second World Wars, when large urban estates were built in the region.

In 1971 it became a restaurant specialising in Jacobean banquets, which continued until 1994.

Tung Fong was founded in July 1989 by Tony Ng's family. Tony worked as a head chef in a Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong before he migrated to the UK in 1972. With Tony's forty years of chef's experience, and his team's co-operation, Tung Fong provides only the highest quality of food and service.

The subterranean canal extends nearly 6 miles in a straight line, its terminus being near Deane Church, 550 ft. below the surface of the ground; it has numerous branches intended to serve the collieries; and though no longer used for carrying coal, it is useful in draining the workings. Before the first canal was finished the duke, in 1761, obtained an Act for the construction of a more important one from Manchester to Runcorn, at which point a descent is made to the Mersey by a series of locks.

One of Worsley's early industries was weaving. A cottage industry, cotton would be spun on spinning wheels and hand-operated looms in people's homes to produce cloth. Merchants would then purchase this cloth, selling it at the Bridgewater Hotel, then known as the Old Grapes Inn.[58]

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Worsley (pronounced locally as Wor-sley) is a town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. The population of the town at the 2011 census was 10,035.[1] It lies along the course of Worsley Brook, 5.75 miles (9.25 km) west of Manchester. The M60 motorway bisects the area.

There is no evidence left of the medieval moated manor site of Worsley Old Hall, but it would have typically incorporated a number of detached buildings, including perhaps a separate bakehouse and kitchen, as well as the chapel and Peel tower mentioned in historic documents.

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In 1955 Swinton and Pendlebury Borough gained a small part of Worsley Urban District,[37] and under the Local Government Act 1972, in 1974 Worsley's Urban District status was abolished,[38] becoming part of Salford Metropolitan District.[37]

His son Francis, the third duke, devoted himself to carrying out his father's plans, after his brother, the second duke, died. He lived at the Brick Hall in Worsley, now pulled down, and limiting his personal expenses to £400 a year, employed the remainder of his income in canal-making.


Although the most important events in Worsley's story took place with the building of the Bridgewater Canal, the place has a much older history dating from the times when it was a small township within the large parish of Eccles.

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John Gilbert lived at the hall from 1759, after he came to Worsley as the agent to Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, and it was in the hall that Gilbert, James Brindley and the Duke met to discuss their canal strategy.

At 12.6 reported crimes per thousand population, the crime rate in Worsley is lower on average than Salford, which stands at 163.1 per thousand population.[43]

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Although much of the industry that dominated Worsley was in decline, in 1937 Sir Montague Maurice Burton opened a clothing factory along the East Lancashire Road. Built in the Art Deco style, in 1938 the factory employed 3,000 people.[29]

A trip to Worsley offers the perfect day out. Set in a leafy village environment you can leisurely explore the beautiful canalside walks alongside the world famous Bridgewater Canal or experience the beautiful Worsley Woods.

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