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Balderstone is located in Greater Manchester
Population 10,422 (2011 CensusWard=Balderstone and Kirkholt)
OS grid reference SD9051
Metropolitan borough
  • Rochdale
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROCHDALE
Postcode district OL11
Dialling code 01706
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
  • Rochdale
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°36′00″N 2°08′42″W / 53.5999°N 2.1450°W / 53.5999; -2.1450

Balderstone is a district and an electoral ward of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in the county of Greater Manchester, England. According to the 2001 census the ward had a population of 9,699. As at the 2011 census the ward was called Balderstone and Kirkholt with a population of 10,422.


St Mary's Church on Oldham Road is an Anglican church. It is one of three churches in the South Rochdale Team Ministry of Christ the King; the other two are St Luke's Church, Deeplish and St Peter's Church, Newbold.


School Description Ofsted Website
St Mary's C.E. Primary School, Balderstone Primary school 105804 website
Balderstone Technology College Secondary school 105836

Notable person

John Ellis was born in Balderstone and became one of the United Kingdom's executioners. He hanged, or assisted in hanging, over 200 people between 1901 and 1924.

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