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Ramsbottom is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester, England. It is situated on the course of the River Irwell, in the West Pennine Moors. It is located 3.9 miles north-northwest of Bury, and 12 miles north-northwest of Manchester. The name Ramsbottom is believed to derive from the Old English ramm and botm, meaning "valley of the ram". Ramsbottom is described as a "thriving market town in spectacular surroundings". Its Victorian architecture, Pennine landscape, industrial heritage and the East Lancashire Railway contribute to heritage tourism in the town.
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a busy manufacturing town in Lancashire, on the Irwell, 4 m. N. of Bury, engaged in cotton-weaving, calico-printing, rope-making, &c.
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