Springhead, Greater Manchester

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Springhead
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Oldham Road, Springhead
Springhead is located in Greater Manchester
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Springhead shown within Greater Manchester
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Postcode district OL4
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Greater ManchesterCoordinates: 53°32′13″N 2°03′29″W / 53.537°N 2.058°W / 53.537; -2.058

Springhead is a suburban area of Saddleworth, a civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England.

Description[edit]

Situated along the eastern edge of the Greater Manchester Urban Area, Springhead is contiguous with the village of Lees, and the Austerlands, Scouthead and Grotton areas of Saddleworth.

Springhead once formed its own urban district, within the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was the birthplace of prominent suffragette, Annie Kenney.

Springhead got its name from a building in the village called Springhead House. In the back garden of the house was a spring and they named Springhead after that house.

The main hub is the Post Office where at Christmas the Christmas Tree is placed and then the lights are switched on. There is also a Community Centre and 2 schools.

Springhead has a football club (Springhead A.F.C.) who field three teams in the Manchester Football League, and a cricket club (Springhead CCC) who field two teams in the Greater Manchester Cricket League. Both play at locations within the town, at John Knott Street and Mayfield Avenue respectively. Springhead CCC 1XI Captain is Craig Simpson for 2016 whilst the 2XI is captained by Keith Lees.

Notable people[edit]

Transport[edit]

Springhead has many different bus services such as

184, 180, 343, X81, 418

There are also taxi services from Lees.

Historically there was a railway named the Grotton and Springhead Railway. This has now been destroyed and replaced with a bridle path commonly known as 'The Railway'.

Shopping[edit]

Springhead has many types of shops such as a charity shop, tattoo parlor, glass fitters, hairdresser, chippys, corner shops and pubs. Springhead has a great array of corner shops such as 2 Raja Bros on Oldham Road and Costcutter on Carr House Road. It also has the Blue Ginger Chinese Takeaway situated on Oldham Road. There are also may pubs in Springhead such as the Dog and Partridge, the Peels Arms and the Top House.

Education[edit]

There are two brilliant schools in Springhead. Springhead Infant and Nursery School and Knowsley Junior School. Knowsley Junior School is the biggest primary school in the borough with over three hundred pupils. The headteacher of the school is currently Vanessa Payne. These two schools in the past have had strong connections. There was a request by the council put through to amalgamate the two schools however it was decided for that to not go ahead and the two schools would remain separate. There is also a playgroup ran in the Community Centre on Ashes Lane and Springhaed Infant and Nursery School offers a part-time Nursery huge for children wishing to attend the main school. The village of Springhead is a huge feeder for the Saddleworth School. Knowsley Junior School is said to be giving the most pupils to Saddleworth out of all the schools in the area.