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Bardsley is located in Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD929018
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OLDHAM
Postcode district OL8
Dialling code 0161
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53°30′47″N 2°06′22″W / 53.513°N 2.106°W / 53.513; -2.106

Bardsley is a suburban area of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England.

It lies on undulating land by the River Medlock, on Oldham's southern boundary with Ashton-under-Lyne in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.


The place name itself is derived from the Anglo-Saxon given name "Beornraëd" plus the Anglo-Saxon word "leah" which means wood clearing, therefore meaning "a woodland clearing of a man called Beornraëd".


Three bus services serve Bardsley with all three terminating at Ashton-under-Lyne. First Greater Manchester's frequent 409 service runs to Rochdale via Oldham and Royton.

Another First service, the 419, runs to Middleton via Hathershaw, Chadderton and Mills Hill.

Bluebird's 396 service runs to Newton Heath via Fitton Hill, Hollinwood and Failsworth.

The nearest railway station is Ashton-under-Lyne which provides links to Manchester and Huddersfield.

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