Carrington is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It used to be the site of a Shell Petrochemicals refinery, which produced polythene and polystyrene.
The name Carrington comes from Olde English with a number of different meanings possibly attached. These include "place associated with herding" and "settlement by a river bend". There is no definitive answer.
Until recent years there was a Carrington Power Station located on the south bank of the Manchester ship canal. The station opened in 1956 but was demolished by high explosives in the mid 90's, having been empty for several years.
In 2007, Bridestones Developments acquired planning permission for a new CCGT (Combined Cycle Gas Turbine) power station, to be built on the site of the old one. This will provide electrical power for 350,000 homes and up to 50 new jobs.
Both Manchester United and Manchester City Football Clubs have training facilities, as do Sale Sharks Rugby Club.Manchester United training ground, Carrington