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Austerlands Chimney.jpg
The chimney of the former Austerlands Mill, a local landmark
Austerlands is located in Greater Manchester
Austerlands shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSD963055
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOLDHAM
Postcode districtOL4
Dialling code0161/01457
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°32′47″N 2°03′18″W / 53.5463°N 2.0550°W / 53.5463; -2.0550Coordinates: 53°32′47″N 2°03′18″W / 53.5463°N 2.0550°W / 53.5463; -2.0550

Austerlands is a suburban area of Saddleworth, a civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England.[1] It occupies a hillside amongst the Pennines, between the villages of Lees and Scouthead. It is traversed by the A62 road.

Historically, Austerlands has been positioned on the West Riding of Yorkshire side of the ancient county boundary with Lancashire. The chimney of the former Austerlands Mill is a local landmark.

Austerlands is contiguous with Waterhead area of Oldham, the village of Lees and Scouthead and Springhead areas of Saddleworth. For purposes of the Office for National Statistics, Austerlands forms the eastern fringe of the Greater Manchester Urban Area.[2]

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  1. ^ "Greater Manchester Gazetteer". Greater Manchester County Record Office. Places names - A. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2007.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics (2001). "Census 2001:Key Statistics for urban areas in the North; Map 3" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2008.