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Oldham Road, Springhead
Springhead is located in Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD961045
Civil parish
  • Saddleworth
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OLDHAM
Postcode district OL4
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
  • Oldham East and Saddleworth
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Greater Manchester
53°32′13″N 2°03′29″W / 53.537°N 2.058°W / 53.537; -2.058Coordinates: 53°32′13″N 2°03′29″W / 53.537°N 2.058°W / 53.537; -2.058

Springhead is a suburban area of Saddleworth, a civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England.


Situated along the eastern edge of the Greater Manchester Urban Area, Springhead is contiguous with the village of Lees, and the Austerlands, Scouthead and Grotton areas of Saddleworth.

Springhead once formed its own urban district, within the West Riding of Yorkshire, and was the birthplace of prominent suffragette, Annie Kenney.

Springhead got its name from a building in the village called Springhead House. In the back garden of the house was a spring and they named Springhead after that house.

The main hub is the Post Office where at Christmas the Christmas Tree is placed and then the lights are switched on. There is also a Community Centre and 2 schools.

Springhead has a football club (Springhead A.F.C.) who field three teams in the Manchester Football League, and a cricket club (Springhead CCC) who field two teams in the Greater Manchester Cricket League. Both play at locations within the town, at John Knott Street and Mayfield Avenue respectively. Springhead CCC 1XI Captain is Craig Simpson for 2016 whilst the 2XI is captained by Keith Lees.

Notable people


Springhead has many different bus services such as

184, 180, 343, X81, 418

There are also taxi services from Lees.

Historically there was a railway named the Grotton and Springhead Railway. This has now been destroyed and replaced with a bridle path commonly known as 'The Railway'.

Notable people

  • Judith Barker (born 1943), television actress
  • Herman Hilton (1894–1947), rugby league footballer
  • Annie Kenney (1879–1953), English working-class suffragette
  • Thomas Steele (1891–1978), recipient of the Victoria Cross
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