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Bury, a municipal and parliamentary borough of England, in Lancashire, is situated on the Irwell, eight miles from Manchester. Its chief manufacture is cotton. It has also large woollen factories, bleach-fields, dye-works, and foundries, and in the neighbourhood are freestone quarries and coal mines. Sir Robert Peel was born here, and in the market square is a bronze statue of him.