Godley, Greater Manchester

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Godley is located in Greater Manchester
Godley shown within Greater Manchester
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53°27′13″N 2°03′49″W / 53.4536°N 2.0635°W / 53.4536; -2.0635Coordinates: 53°27′13″N 2°03′49″W / 53.4536°N 2.0635°W / 53.4536; -2.0635

Godley is a suburb in Hyde Greater Manchester, England. It forms part of the metropolitan borough of Tameside.

Mottram Road in Godley, with a viaduct of the Glossop Line

The area formed part of the municipal borough of Hyde in Cheshire from 1881 to 1974.[1][2]

The earliest recorded agriculture in Tameside east of the River Tame is in Godley and dates from 1211–1249.[3]

It is served by Godley railway station which replaced the nearby Godley East railway station.

In 1851, the Godley Reservoir was completed.


During the early 1880s, John Broomer developed an early form of margarine called Butterine.[4] He established a factory in the Olive Tree works, a former hat factory on Mottram Road previously occupied by Henry Taylor Wrigley. In 1888, the Danish margarine manufacturer Otto Monsted acquired the Olive Tree works. The factory was sold to Maypole Dairies in 1902 and later used by Walls to manufacture ice cream and meat products.