Altringham or Altrincham, a small town in the parish of Bowden and county of Chester, near the Duke of Bridgewaters canal from Manchester to Runcorn ; it is about 8 miles south-west of Manchester, and nearly 180 miles north-west from London. The neighbourhood supplies Manchester with fruit and vegetables ; and the salubrity of the air makes it a place of some resort for invalids. It is a neat and clean town, with a population in 1831 of 2,708. The chief manufactures are of cotton and worsted. There is a corporation, but the mayor has no jurisdiction. Besides a chapel for the members of the Established Church, there are two Methodist and one Unitarian meeting-house. The market is on Tuesday, and there are three fairs in the year.