Chadderton is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies along the course of the River Irk and the Rochdale Canal, on undulating land in the foothills of the Pennines. The town in located 1 mile west of Oldham, 4.5 miles south of Rochdale and 6 miles northeast of Manchester.
During the Middle Ages, Chadderton was mainly distinguished by its two mansions, Foxtenden Hall and Chadderton Hall. It also had its own line of lords and overlords, who included the Ashettons, Chethams, Radclyffes and the Traffords.
Chadderton benefitted massively from from the Industrial Revolution, where it's textile manufacturing industries caused the urbanisation and expansion of the area.
Although Chadderton saw its industry decline throughout the mid-20th century, the town continued to grow as a result of urban renewal. The town's industrial past remains visible in its landscape of red brick cotton mills which are now used as warehouses and distribution centres.
Chadderton is served by two railway stations just outside it's western boundary; Mills Hill railway station at its border with Middleton and Moston railway station at its border with New Moston.Chadderton Town hall