Chadderton Park

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Chadderton Park
Chadderton Park is located in Greater Manchester
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53°33′06″N 2°09′30″W / 53.551757°N 2.1582139°W / 53.551757; -2.1582139Coordinates: 53°33′06″N 2°09′30″W / 53.551757°N 2.1582139°W / 53.551757; -2.1582139

Chadderton Park is a suburban area of Chadderton in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester.

It is located a little under one mile to the west of Chadderton's commercial centre on Middleton Road and is contiguous with the Mills Hill and Firwood Park areas of the town.

Semi-rural Chadderton Fold lies to the north.

History[edit]

Now a suburban area of Chadderton, Chadderton Park was an area of extensive parkland lying to the south of the now demolished Chadderton Hall manor house and was an area that stretched south as far as Middleton Road. Archery contests were a frequent event on the parkland in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The parkland also drew large crowds of spectators for cavalry reviews during this period.[1][2]

In 1912 the land was used by the now defunct Chadderton Golf Club, a nine-hole course. The course lay opposite what later became Chadderton Hall Park. After the First World War the club moved to a new course just north of nearby Mills Hill. The club's affairs were wound up in 1942.[3]

At the outbreak of the First World War the land was taken over by the military authorities for an army camp — the Chadderton Army Camp.[3][4]

Transport[edit]

First Greater Manchester provide the following bus services:

58 to Middleton and to Rochdale via Chadderton town centre, Oldham, Heyside, Shaw and Milnrow.

59 to Manchester city centre via Middleton and Cheetham Hill and to Rushcroft via Chadderton town centre, Oldham, Heyside and Shaw.

Manchester Community Transport operates service 419 to Middleton and to Ashton-under-Lyne via Chadderton town centre, Werneth and Bardsley.

MT Travel operate service 406 to Oldham via Mills Hill, Firwood Park, Fitton Park and Coldhurst.

Rossendale Transport operate service 412 to Middeton via Mills Hill and Boarshaw and to Oldham via Royton.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chadderton Hall". Chadderton-hs.freeuk.com. 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ P16 - Lawson, Michael; Johnson, Mark (1990), Looking Back at Chadderton, Oldham Leisure Services, ISBN 0-902809-23-7
  3. ^ a b Golf Club
  4. ^ "24th Battalion". Themanchesters.org. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-02-24.