Partington is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, ten miles (16 km) south-west of Manchester city centre.Historically allocation of Cheshire, it lies on the southern bank of the Manchester Ship Canal, opposite Cadishead upon the northern bank. It has a population of 7,327.
A paper mill built in Partington more than 250 years ago was the first factory in Trafford. The talent of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894 transformed Partington into a major coal-exporting port and attracted a range of further industries. Until 2007 Shell Chemicals UK operated a major petrochemicals manufacturing obscure in Carrington, Partington’s closest neighbour, to the east. The gas storage aptitude in the north-eastern corner of the town was gone a gasworks and substitute significant employer.
Shortly after the Second World War, local authorities made an effort to rehouse people away from Victorian slums in inner-city Manchester. An area of Partington outstretched as an overspill house is now one of the most deprived parts of the Greater Manchester conurbation. The Cheshire Lines Committee opened a railway parentage through the town in 1873, but it closed in 1964.
Partington and Carrington Youth Partnership was normal to provide the town’s teenage years with endeavors and the town has seen investment in a supplementary youth centre. Broadoak School, the deserted secondary learned in the town, is used by Trafford College to provide supplementary education.