Healds Green

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53°33′38″N 2°09′26″W / 53.560585°N 2.1570880°W / 53.560585; -2.1570880Coordinates: 53°33′38″N 2°09′26″W / 53.560585°N 2.1570880°W / 53.560585; -2.1570880

Healds Green is a hamlet in the town of Chadderton in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester.

It is located in Chadderton's semi rural northern area and lies just to the north of Chadderton Fold, the ancient focal point of the township.

History[edit]

Cottages at Healds Green

A hamlet of forty-one houses and cottages, Healds Green boasts what is believed to be one of Chadderton's oldest surviving buildings. Dating from 1789 and known as The Institute, it was built as a chapel for Methodists and as a hall for everyone. The Institute is now a place where social functions are sometimes held. The building was also used as a grammar school.

Most of Healds Green is green belt.[1][2]

In 1811 Healds Green was the meeting place for Chadderton's main contingent of townsfolk who marched to Manchester for the ill-fated political demonstration that came to be known as the Peterloo Massacre.[3]

The present day Healds Green Methodist Church building dates from 1865. The church held its last service in September 2016 and has now closed due to dwindling congregations.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Domesday Reloaded: Healds Green". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ P24 - Lawson, Michael; Johnson, Mark (1990), Looking Back at Chadderton, Oldham Leisure Services, ISBN 0-902809-23-7
  3. ^ "Peterloo". Chadderton-hs.freeuk.com. Retrieved 2015-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Primitive Methodist, Healds Green, Chadderton, Lancashire genealogy". GENUKI. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  5. ^ http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/99/chadderton-extra/100207/end-of-an-era-for-historic-church | Retrieved 20 October 2016