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Royton, Oldham

Royton (pop. 21,000) is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies by the source of the River Irk, on undulating land at the foothills of the South Pennines, 1.7 miles north-northwest of Oldham, 3.2 miles south-southeast of Rochdale and 7.6 miles northeast of the city of Manchester. Historically a part of Lancashire, Royton and its surroundings have provided evidence of ancient British, Roman and Viking activity in the area.
Post townOLDHAM
Administrative CountyOldham
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD9107
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161, 01706
Population20,961 (2001 Census)

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

Royton.-- town and township with ry. sta., Prestwich par., SE. Lancashire - township (within the parl. limits of Oldham), 1372 ac., pop. 10,582; town (partly also in Middleton par.), 2112 ac., pop. 11,433; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; the sta. is 3 miles N. of Oldham; Royton has large cotton factories.

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