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Birtle, Rochdale

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Birtle, Rochdale

Birtle is a hamlet within the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies in the Cheesden Valley, set amongst the Pennines. Historically a part of Lancashire, Birtle is archaically referred to as Bircle or Birkle which means Birch Hill. Together with neighbouring Bamford, it formed the civil parish of Birtle-with-Bamford (also known as Birtle-cum-Bamford). It was in Middleton ecclesiastical parish and in Bury poor law Union.
Post townHEYWOOD
Administrative CountyRochdale
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8313
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01706

Other names by which Birtle, Rochdale has been known in the past

Birtle Cum Bamford

Birtle, Rochdale in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Birtle-cum-Bamford, township, Middleton par., SE. Lancashire, 2½ miles NE. of Bury, 1305 ac., pop. 2265; cotton and woollen mfrs. and calico printing.

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