Northenden is a suburban area and electrol ward of Manchester City, situated on the south side of the River Mersey and also the M60 motorway, approximately five miles south of the city centre.
Northenden is bounded by several districts; Didsbury, Gately and Wythenshaw, and is within the postal area code and electoral boundaries of the Wythenshaw district.
Northenden was once a rural township and parish of Bucklow in its ancient history, in the county of Cheshire. It has had much unplanned urbanisation during the 1800s, however it remained a comparatively rural area with little population across small hamlets, including Lawton Morr, Northern Moor Rose Hill and a small part of (the now) Wythenshaw. These areas merged in the mid-1800s to become a civil parish, and the industrialisation of Manchester resulted in over-population, thus extending its boundaries to include Northenden in the early 1930s. Northenden was eventually redeveloped as an overspill estate in the south of Manchester during the mid-1900s.Church Road/Palatine Road junction, in central Northenden