Balderstone, Greater Manchester

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St Mary's church
Balderstone is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
Population10,422 (2011 CensusWard=Balderstone and Kirkholt)
OS grid referenceSD9051
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtOL11
Dialling code01706
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°36′00″N 2°08′42″W / 53.5999°N 2.1450°W / 53.5999; -2.1450Coordinates: 53°36′00″N 2°08′42″W / 53.5999°N 2.1450°W / 53.5999; -2.1450

Balderstone is a district and an electoral ward of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in the county of Greater Manchester, England.[1] According to the 2001 census the ward had a population of 9,699. As at the 2011 census the ward was called Balderstone and Kirkholt with a population of 10,422.[2]


School Description Ofsted Website
St Mary's C.E. Primary School, Balderstone Primary school 105804 website
Balderstone Technology College Secondary school 105836


St Mary's Church on Oldham Road is an Anglican church.[3] It is one of three churches in the South Rochdale Team Ministry of Christ the King; the other two are St Luke's Church, Deeplish and St Peter's Church, Newbold.[4]

Notable person[edit]

John Ellis was born in Balderstone and became one of the United Kingdom's executioners. He hanged, or assisted in hanging, over 200 people between 1901 and 1924.[5]


  1. ^ Area: Balderstone (Ward). Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Rochdale Ward population 2011". Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ Saint Mary Church, Balderstone. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  4. ^ The South Rochdale Team Ministry of Christ the King. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  5. ^ Fielding, Steve (2007). The Executioner's Bible. London: John Blake Publishing. pp. 61–91. ISBN 978-1-84454-422-6.