Foxdenton

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53°32′21″N 2°09′35″W / 53.539147°N 2.1596081°W / 53.539147; -2.1596081Coordinates: 53°32′21″N 2°09′35″W / 53.539147°N 2.1596081°W / 53.539147; -2.1596081

Foxdenton is a semi rural locality in Chadderton in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester.[1] It is located in the west of Chadderton. Middleton Junction lies to the west with Nimble Nook to the east.

It is the location of the manorial Foxdenton Hall and its grounds, Foxdenton Park.

There are several working farms remaining in Foxdenton. The commencement of the Foxdenton Business Park will, however, see the area become suburban in character. The farmhouse at Foxdenton Farm is a grade II listed building.[2]

Early 19th century gazetteers described Foxdenton as a village in the township of Chadderton.[3]

Foxdenton Hall[edit]

Foxdenton Hall, Chadderton

Foxdenton Hall is a Grade II* listed country house which stands in Foxdenton Park. It is a two storey Georgian house with an English garden wall bond exterior and its own private gardens.

It was built between 1710 and 1730 for Alexander Radclyffe on the base of a previous hall built in 1620 for William Ratclyffe. [4] The hall and the adjoining Park were leased by the Radclyffe family in 1922 to Chadderton Council, who opened the site to the public. In 1960 the council took over ownership of the hall, by which time it was in a state of disrepair, and fully restored it in 1965.[5] From "2003 a group named Friends of Foxdenton started fund raising and ran a café and toilet facility in the hall for the park users but this facility ended when It was, however, declared unsafe in 2011 and was closed by the council. In 2016 the community group Chadderton Together was granted a licensing arrangement allowing it to search for funding to refurbish this building as well as the pavilion behind it. Oldham Council also gave the project a £30,000 grant with the support of ward councillors. [6][7]

Foxdenton Business Park[edit]

Land at Foxdenton earmarked for development

A business and housing development on a predominantly greenfield site in and around Foxdenton. Plans, which have now commenced, have been revealed for the creation of up to 450 homes and a business park in the area.[8] A protest group, Foxdenton and District Protection Group, was set up to oppose the plans. The plans for the development, given the name 'Broadway Green', were approved by Oldham Council in February 2014. The ongoing development will be completed in an estimated time scale of six to fifteen years.[9][10]



Transport[edit]

First Greater Manchester operates bus service 415 to Lees via Oldham and to Middleton via Alkrington.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The parish of Prestwich with Oldham - Chadderton | A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 5 (pp. 115-121)". British-history.ac.uk. 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ http://www.chadderton-hs.freeuk.com/page13-listed-bldgs.htm
  3. ^ History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the County Palatine of Lancaster,Edward Baines, William Parson W. Wales & Company, 1825 - Lancashire (England) | Retrieved 13 March 2016
  4. ^ "Foxdenton Hall, Oldham". British Listed buildings. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Lawson & Johnson 1990, p. 13.
  6. ^ Oldham Chronicle online article 9th March 2016 by Gillian Potts
  7. ^ http://aboutmanchester.co.uk/latest/oldham-grade-ii-listed-manor-house-step-nearer-to-facelift/ Retrieved 10/03/2016
  8. ^ "Oldham News | News Headlines | 4,000 jobs, 380 new homes in green land plan - Chronicle Online". Oldham-chronicle.co.uk. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  9. ^ http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/99/chadderton-extra/78660/revolt-against-foxdenton-plan%7C Revolt Against Foxdenton Plan - Oldham Chronicle 14 March 2013, retrieved 23 July 2013
  10. ^ >http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/84611/100m-foxdenton-scheme-gets-the-big-handsup Oldham Chronicle 13 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 

External links[edit]

http://www.foxdentonllp.co.uk/ Broadway Green website