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Moston Introduction

Nov 18, 2015, 14:15 PM by David Boyd
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Moston is a district of Manchester, approximately 3 miles (5 km) north east of the city centre. Historically a part of Lancashire, Moston is a predominantly residential area, with a population of about 12,500 and has a land coverage is approximately 1,300 acres.

The name Moston may derive from the Old English words moss and ton, where moss usually referred to a place that was mossy, marshy or peat bog, and ton signified a town or settlement. The area of White Moss is an area which is an example of the town which still retains these characteristics. 

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