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CROMPTON, a township and a sub-district in Oldham district, Lancashire. The township is in Prestwich parish, and within Oldham borough; lies near the Oldham and the Rochdale railways, 3 miles N of Oldham; contains the villages of High-Crompton, Cowlishall, and Shaw, the last of which has a post office under Oldham; and is divided into the chapelries of East Crompton and Shaw. Acres, 2, 864. Real property, £22,972; of which £2,779 are in mines, £1,060 in quarries, and £350 in gas-works. Pop., 7,032. Houses, 1,460. Many of the inhabitants are employed in collieries and in large cotton mills. The sub-district is conterminate with the township.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
Local studies information is held at Oldham
- St James, St James Street, Church of England
- St Mary, Rushcroft Rd, High Crompton, Church of England
- Buckstones Rd, Shore Edge, Primitive Methodist
- Rochdale Rd, Green Hill, United Methodist Free Church
- Grains Rd, Top O' Th' Knowl, Wesleyan Methodist
- Gravelhole Chapel , Shaw Rd, Wesleyan Methodist
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