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Ringway is a civil parish on the southern border of the City of Manchestermarker in Greater Manchestermarker, Englandmarker.

It is the only civil parish in the city of Manchester, and was brought into the city in 1974 to bring the majority of the terminal and hangar areas of Manchester Airportmarker (previously known as Manchester (Ringway) Airport, built during 1935/38, and the location of RAF Ringwaymarker) within the city boundaries. The parish had previously been in the Bucklow Rural Districtmarker of Cheshiremarker. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 106.


The name appears to come from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Hringhæg meaning "circular or enclosing hedged enclosure".

Ullerwood Castle is in Ringway; it is a shell keep dating to at least 1173 and was owned by Hamon de Massey.

Ringway became a separate parish from that of Bowdonmarker in 1863.


Prior to its dissolution, British Airways regional affiliate BA Connect (originally BA Citiexpress) was headquartered on the grounds of the airport in Ringway.


As of the 2001 UK census, Ringway had a total population of 106, of which 50 were female and 56 male. The average household size was 2.59. Of those aged 16–74 in Ringway, 43.7% had no academic qualifications, significantly higher than the 28.9% for all of England. According to the census, 0% were unemployed and 32.18% were economically inactive. 15.09% of the population were under the age of 16 and 2.83% were aged 75 and over; the mean age of the people of Ringway was 37.47. 79.25% of residents described their health as 'good'.


  1. Dore (1972), p. 117.
  2. Nevell (1997), p. 33, 35.
  3. " Regional2.pdf." Aviation Week. Retrieved on September 28, 2009.


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