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Table 1A: List of Places in Oldham Registration District (1837-1974)

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Alkrington

Lancashire

1848

1894

Abolished 1894 to become part of the parish of Middleton. See also Table 2, note (a).

Chadderton

Lancashire

1848

1933

See Table 2, notes (a), (e) and (f).

Crompton

Lancashire

1848

1933

See Table 2, notes (a) and (f).

Middleton

Lancashire

1848

1933

See Table 2, notes (a), (b), (c), (e) and (f).

Oldham

Lancashire

1848

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become an unparished area. See also Table 2, notes (a), (g) and (h).

Royton

Lancashire

1848

1933

See Table 2, notes (a) and (f).

Thornham

Lancashire

1848

1894

Abolished 1894 to become parts of the parishes of Royton, Castleton by Rochdale, and Middleton. See also Table 2, notea (a) and (d).

Tonge

Lancashire

1848

1894

Abolished 1894 to become part of the parish of Middleton. See also Table 2, note (a).

Table 1B: List of Places in Oldham Registration District (from 1974)

All the areas in Oldham registration district became part of the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Civil Parish (or Unparished Area)

County

From

To

Comments

Chadderton

Greater Manchester

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and urban district of Chadderton. See also Table 2, note (j).

Crompton

Greater Manchester

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and urban district of Crompton. See also Table 2, note (j).

Failsworth

Greater Manchester

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and urban district of Failsworth. See also Table 2, note (i).

Lees

Greater Manchester

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and urban district of Lees. See also Table 2, note (i).

Oldham

Greater Manchester

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and county borough of Oldham.

Royton

Greater Manchester

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and urban district of Royton. See also Table 2, note (j).

Saddleworth

Greater Manchester

1974

See Table 2, note (k).

Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Oldham Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

31.3.1848 (created)

(a)

Gained the parishes of Alkrington, Chadderton, Crompton, Middleton, Oldham, Royton, Thornham, and Tonge, from Ashton & Oldham registration district.

72408 in 1841

1.7.1895

(b)

Gained part of the parish of Middleton (which until 1894 formed part of the parish of Hopwood) from Bury registration district.

684 in 1891

(c)

Gained parts of the parish of Middleton (which until 1894 formed parts of the parishes of Great Heaton and Little Heaton) from Prestwich registration district.

312 in 1891

(d)

Lost a former part of the parish of Thornham (which became part of the parish of Castleton by Rochdale in 1894) to Rochdale registration district.

681 in 1891

1.10.1933

(e)

Lost a former part of the parish of Manchester (which until 1.4.1933 formed parts of the parishes of Chadderton and Middleton) to Manchester North registration district.

4 in 1931

(f)

Lost the parishes of Chadderton, Crompton, Middleton, and Royton, to Middleton registration district.

88087 in 1931

1.4.1951

(g)

Gained parts of the parish of Oldham (which until 1.4.1951 formed parts of the parishes of Alt, Bardsley, and Woodhouses) from Ashton registration district.

1.4.1954

(h)

Gained parts of the parish of Oldham (which until 1.4.1954 formed parts of the parishes of Alt, Bardsley, and Woodhouses) from Ashton registration district.

1.4.1974

(i)

Gained the unparished areas of Failsworth and Lees (which were transferred from Lancashire to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974) from Ashton registration district.

27479 in 1971

(j)

Gained the unparished areas of Chadderton, Crompton, and Royton (which were transferred from Lancashire to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974) from Middleton registration district.

69468 in 1971

(k)

Gained the parish of Saddleworth (which was transferred from Yorkshire West Riding to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974) from Saddleworth registration district.

20570 in 1971


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