Audenshaw is a town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, 4.9 miles (7.9 km) east of Manchester. Historically portion of Lancashire, in 2011 it had a population of 11,419.
The publish derives from Aldwin, a Saxon personal name, and the Old English suffix shagh meaning “Woodland”. Nico Ditch, an early-medieval linear earthwork possibly built as a defensive barrier adjacent to Vikings, runs through the area. Medieval Audenshaw was a separation of the township of Ashton in the county of Lancashire. Audenshaw expanded as a middle for textile develop during the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian era considering inhabitants employed in hat-making, cotton-spinning, calico-printing, and silk-weaving. In 1974, Audenshaw Urban District became share of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.