Manchester Racecourse
(1687-1846)

place and racecourse

Closed aged c. 159

Manchester Racecourse was a venue for horse racing located at a number of sites around the Manchester area including; Kersal Moor, New Barnes, Weaste and Castle Irwell, Pendleton, then in Lancashire. The final home of the course, Castle Irwell, was closed in 1963. Despite its name, the course was never actually located within the boundaries of the ancient township of Manchester or the subsequent city of Manchester.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Tricia Neal on Geograph

Kersal Moor This Moor was the site of the first Manchester Racecourse (c1687-1846) and the great Chartist rallies of 1838 and 1839, when over 30,000 workers met to demand the rights to vote and the reform of Parliament.

Kersal Moor, Salford, United Kingdom where it sited