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A view over Spotland
Spotland is located in Greater Manchester
Spotland shown within Greater Manchester
Population 10,805 (2011.Spotland and Falange Ward)
OS grid reference SD885135
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROCHDALE
Postcode district OL12
Dialling code 01706
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°37′05″N 2°10′23″W / 53.618133°N 2.173114°W / 53.618133; -2.173114Coordinates: 53°37′05″N 2°10′23″W / 53.618133°N 2.173114°W / 53.618133; -2.173114

Spotland is a district of Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England. The Rochdale ward name is Spotland and Falinge. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 10,805.[1] It lies on the River Spodden, and is the home of Spotland Stadium.

Historically a part of Lancashire, Spotland was formerly its own township within the ancient parish of Rochdale.

The name Spotland means "area around the Spodden", Spodden referring to the River Spodden, which itself means "spouting stream".

Spotland Primary School lies within the locality on Edmund Street.[2]


  1. ^ "Rochdale Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Welcome

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