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Failsworth, Oldham

Failsworth is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on undulating ground, on the course of the Rochdale Canal and north bank of the River Medlock. It is 2.7 miles west-northwest of Ashton-under-Lyne, 2.9 miles south-southwest of Oldham and 4.2 miles to the east-northeast of Manchester city centre. Failsworth lies within the orbital M60 motorway, which skirts Failsworth's eastern boundary. Failsworth had a total population of 20,555 in 2001.
Administrative CountyOldham
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD8901
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161
Population20,555 (2001 Census)

Failsworth, Oldham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Failsworth, township and ry. sta., in par. and 4½ miles NE. of Manchester, SE. Lancashire, 1073 ac., pop. 7912; P.O., T.O.

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