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Hopwood, Rochdale

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Hopwood, Rochdale

Hopwood is a suburb of Heywood, a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England. It is north of the M62 motorway. During the Middle Ages, Hopwood formed a township within the Middleton ecclesiastical parish of the Salfordshire hundred of Lancashire. John Rhodes was one of the victims of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. He died several weeks after the event and his body was dissected by order of magistrates wishing to prove his death was not a result of Peterloo.
Post townHEYWOOD
Administrative CountyRochdale
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8609
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

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

Hopwood.-- township, Middleton par., SE. Lancashire, mostly in bor. of Heywood, 2126 ac., pop. 4440; P.O.; has cotton mills and iron-foundry; contains the seat of Hopwood Hall.

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