New Moston

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The Fairway, New Moston
New Moston is located in Greater Manchester
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53°30′58″N 2°10′01″W / 53.516°N 2.167°W / 53.516; -2.167Coordinates: 53°30′58″N 2°10′01″W / 53.516°N 2.167°W / 53.516; -2.167

New Moston is a district within the City of Manchester, in North West England.

Historically in Lancashire, it lies around four miles to the north east of Manchester city centre and is contiguous with other parts of Moston and with the towns of Failsworth and Chadderton.

The district was historically part of the Manor of Nuthurst, lying within the historic township of Moston and was distinguished by its two manor houses, Great Nuthurst and Little Nuthurst Halls. The halls have long since been demolished but the place-name Nuthurst still survives in the area in the guise of Nuthurst Road and Nuthurst Park. The archaic district of Theale Moor, lying partly in Chadderton, was also in this area. During the Middle Ages Theale Moor was the location of a violent land dispute that was only resolved when boundary stakes were set up on the common moorland.

The name 'New Moston' originated in 1850 when the name was chosen by a building society which formed, purchased and laid out 57 acres of land to create a residential hamlet. It initially occupied an area on the eastern border of the historic township of Moston, bordering the Whitegate area of Chadderton and Failsworth in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham.[1] The area expanded consideraby following the opening of the A633, Broadway, in 1925.[2]

Nuthurst Park was opened in 1915 following a campaign for a public park in the area by the 'New Moston Improvement Association'.[3]

The area is home to New Moston Primary School (founded in 1901),[4] St Margaret Mary's Primary school, New Moston Library and New Moston Athletic football club, who play in the Chapel Road 6-a-side League.


St Margaret Mary RC Church was founded in 1935. The current church building opened in 1957. This growing parish was formed in 1935, partly from St. Dunstan's, Failsworth, and Hollinwood parishes. It began with the celebration of Mass at the Broadway Baths until a hall was built and first occupied in June 1936. Part of the district served by the parish was given up in 1940 to help in the formation of the new parish of St. John Bosco.[5]

St Chad (Church of England) on Hazeldene Road was founded in 1931.[6]

Eastwood Road Primitive Methodist was founded before 1881, closing its doors in the early to mid 1970s. Since the mid 1970s the building has been used by the Full Gospel Church who celebrated 40 years at Eastwood Road in 2015.[7][8][9]

Failsworth Golf Club[edit]

Failsworth Golf Club, Nuthurst Road, New Moston was founded in 1895.

It was an eighteen-hole course prior to and just after World War 1. In about 1927 the course was reduced to nine-holes when the LMS Railway (who owned the land) decided to sell a portion to Manchester City Council for housing around Chatwood Road, between Nuthurst Road and Hollinwood Avenue, which date from 1928 onward. The eighteen-hole course originally ran from Williams Road at the south end all the way to Hollinwood Avenue at the north.

On 27 January 1914 the Manchester Courier ran an interesting piece on the Failsworth club, it gives an insight to the club and a general course description at the time. “On leaving Victoria on a stopping train one reaches Moston station in eleven minutes, and the clubhouse is only a niblick shot distant from the platform. Surely if one reckons by the time required to reach it, this must be the nearest golf to Manchester. The second impression is that the name of the club is apt to mislead strangers unfamiliar with the geography of the outlying parts of the city. Although this is the Failsworth club, the clubhouse alone is situated in that district, and, after crossing the road to the first tee, the whole of the course is in Moston."

Despite opposition from the local Member of parliament a decision was made to sell the course in 1972. House building on what is now "The Fairway" commenced in 1973/4.

The original club house (known locally as the 'Tin Hut') on Hollinwood Avenue still exists and is now New Moston Conservative Club, but all that remains of the northern end of the course is a path beside the railway leading to Nuthurst Road. The later clubhouse was on the south side of Nuthurst Road and lay next to the historic Little Nuthurst Hall.[10]


First Greater Manchester operate the following bus services in the New Moston area:

24, providing links to Manchester City Centre via Newton Heath and to Rochdale via Chadderton and Royton.

181/182 to Manchester City Centre via Newton Heath and to Rochdale via Chadderton, Shaw and Milnrow.

81/81a to Manchester City Centre via Harpurhey and to Holts Estate and Derker via Oldham with some evening and weekend services provided by Stagecoach Manchester.

149 to Cheetham Hill via Higher Blackley and to Oldham via Hollinwood.[11]

Stagecoach Manchester also operate service 49 to Manchester via Higher Blackley and to Oldham via Hollinwood.

Stotts Tours (Oldham) operate service 151 to Hollinwood via Newton Heath and Failsworth and to Hightown via North Manchester General Hospital.

Manchester Community Transport operate service 159 to Middleton and Oldham via Failsworth, Hollinwood and Chadderton.

The area is also served by Moston railway station on Hollinwood Avenue providing connections to Manchester City Centre and to Leeds.[12]


  1. ^ "'Townships: Moston', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4 (1911), pp. 264-270". 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  2. ^ Lawson, Michael; Johnson, Mark (1997), Images of England: Chadderton, Tempus, ISBN 0-7524-0714-7. |Retrieved 12 January 2017
  3. ^ P10 New Moston - More Memories, New Moston Historical Society
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  10. ^ |Golfs Missing Links| Retrieved 20 July 2018
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External links[edit]

New Moston Athletic Football Club:

New Moston Primary School:

St Margaret Mary's RC Primary School: