Langley, Greater Manchester

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High-rise accommodation in Langley. The flats pictured here have since been demolished.
Langley is located in Greater Manchester
 Langley shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD865065
Metropolitan borough Rochdale
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district M24
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places
Greater Manchester

Coordinates: 53°33′19″N 2°12′11″W / 53.55516°N 2.20305°W / 53.55516; -2.20305

Langley is an area of Middleton in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, 4.4 miles (7.1 km) south-southwest of Rochdale and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north-northeast of Manchester City Centre.

Langley is an overspill estate, created in the 1950s for Manchester City Council.[1] Families moved into the new housing from the slum clearance areas of Manchester, the eventual population of about 25,000 doubling that of Middleton.[1]

In 1990, Langley estate was the focus of a satanic panic[2] and in 2006 twelve of the now-adult victims sued Rochdale Council for compensation.

The Ken Loach film Raining Stones was filmed in and around Langley in 1993.


  1. ^ a b "Spotlight on Middleton". 2006-06-11. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Lost years of 'satanic panic' children". BBC News. 2006-01-11.