Springhead, Greater Manchester

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Oldham Road, Springhead (geograph 1912023).jpg
Oldham Road, Springhead
Springhead is located in Greater Manchester
Springhead shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSD961045
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOLDHAM
Postcode districtOL4
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°32′13″N 2°03′29″W / 53.537°N 2.058°W / 53.537; -2.058Coordinates: 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.


Situated along the eastern edge of the Greater Manchester Urban Area, Springhead is contiguous with the village of Lees, and with the Austerlands, Scouthead and Grotton areas of Saddleworth. It was named after Springhead House, an historical dwelling which had a freshwater spring within its grounds.

Springhead once formed its own urban district, within the West Riding of Yorkshire. The main hub is the Post Office. There is also a Community Centres. Springhead Infant and Nursery School and Knowsley Junior School serve the area. The football club (Springhead A.F.C.) play in the Manchester Football League, and the cricket club (Springhead CCC) in the Greater Manchester Cricket League.


Springhead's bus services are operated by First Greater Manchester, M Travel (Manchester) and Stagecoach Manchester.

The Grotton and Springhead railway station - nicknamed the 'Delph Donkey' due to the previous route of the passenger service ending at Delph - once served the town. Passenger service was withdrawn in 1955, and the line closed in 1963. The track has been lifted since and replaced with a bridle path which follows alongside a large length of the original railway.

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