Places of Interest
and Parks
Chadderton Town Hall.
Middleton Road, Chadderton

Designed by Taylor and Simister of Oldham, to be "a broad and strong treatment of the English Renaissance",

and was opened in 1913.

Available for weddings, Birthdays, Dances and other functions, [Bookings and information through 0161 911 4071)


The architects were Taylor and Simister, while Toft of London completed the figure.
This Cenotaph is to be found in the grounds of the Chadderton Town Hall, Middleton Road.
Every year the small memorial garden has a different theme. Last year it was the Chadderton Historical Society's Silver Jubilee and Oldham Parks & Recreation made a superb tribute for this occasion. The War Memorial was unveiled in 1921, by Councillor Ernest Kemsey.

Central Library
Middleton Road,
The Library was the gift of the American, Andrew Carnegie and was opened in 1905. Originally, there was a dome with a flagpole above the main entrance but this was removed during the 1940's.


Chadderton Swimming Pool and Sports Centre

Middleton Road, Chadderton


The Swimming pool within the Sports Centre was the training pool for Henry Taylor the Olympic Gold medallist who died in 1951. Many of his medals and memorabilia are on show. For further information about this remarkable swimmer, please access the Chadderton Historical Web Site:

    Foxdenton Hall
and Park
Foxdenton Lane, Chadderton


                      For further information about this beautiful park, family history recent improvements, sensory gardens etc. 

                             Please access our sub domain web site

Chadderton Hall

Burnley Lane, Chadderton

Photograph courtesy of John Johnson 

This Park was originally the grounds of the CHADDERTON HALL which had a rich and varied history. It was demolished in 1939.

For further information about the history of this historic    house, please access the link on our main web site


 The Parish of St Matthew was formed in 1844. The first Church building consisting of a small wooden hut, was erected in 1848 on the banks of the River Irk at Cragg Road but this was subsequently burn't down. Plans were prepared by the architect, Mr. E. H. Shellard, for a permanent church of which the estimated cost was £1,600. These were the days of the private pew and of the 400 seats planned for the new church, half were to be rent free.The church was eventually consecrated on 9th November 1857, by Dr. J. Prince-Lee, the first Bishop of Manchester, but was not completed to the original plan until 1870.

The steeple was built in 1881 by Mr Daniel Hague as a memorial to his wife. Six years later the chancel was completed and new window, altar, reredos and organ added to give that final touch to what is a very pleasant church set in largely rural surroundings.

Acknowlegement: Taken from the book 'Chadderton Chapters' by Michael Lawson.

             St Matthews


                Photograph courtesy of John Johnson

                        Chadderton's Heritage
                                                   Coalshaw Green Park
                                                                               This park was gifted by Marjorie Lees as a memorial to her father . It was established in 1912 and the Centenary                                                          will be in May 2012.
The park has benefited with the input of the Friends of Coalshaw Green Park led by Barbara Wilson, M.B.E. Barbara recently was honoured with this title for the sterling work
she and her Friends had achieved.

                                                                                            Above is the latest Green Flag which the Park has been awarded. The park has now five 'Green Flags',                                                                                which is a tremendous achievement.

                                                                                                            The award is given only for the following very strict criteria:- 

. A welcoming Place

 2. Healthy, Safe and Secure.

 3. Sustainability.

  4. Well Maintained and secure.

   5. Conservation and Herita

    6. Community Involvement.
     7. Marketing.

      8. Management










Photographs courtesy of John Johnson

                                                            The Park has a skateboard facility, Childrens' play area, two good bowling greens and an excellent                                                                       cafe where the "Friends" host a variety of social occasions for the Veterans, and other groups.


Last updated 26/02/2017 copyright Chadderton Historical Society 1999/2017