The area takes its name from the Clayton family â€“ which owned large amounts of land in the area. Clayton is situated around 3 miles east of Manchester city centre â€“ and is a suburb of the city. The River Medlock flows through the suburb â€“ separating it from the neighbouring area of Newton Heath.
As a deprived area of Manchester, average property values are understandably low, and is currently Â£69, 100 whereas the price paid for 6 properties in the area over the last year has been Â£54, 000. The value change is -0.86% over the year.