Chadderton is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in
Greater Manchester, England, historically a part of Lancashire. It lies
along the course of the River Irk and the Rochdale Canal, on undulating
land in the foothills of the Pennines. During the Middle Ages,
Chadderton was chiefly distinguished by its two mansions, Foxdenton Hall
and Chadderton Hall, and by the prestigious families who occupied them.
Its early history is marked by its status as a manorial township, with
its own line of lords and overlords. Farming was the main industry of
the area, with locals supplementing their incomes by hand-loom woollen
weaving in the domestic system. Chadderton's urbanisation and expansion
largely coincided with developments in textile manufacture during the
Industrial Revolution and the Victorian era. A late 19th-century
factory-building boom transformed Chadderton from a rural township into
a major mill town and the second most populous urban district in the
United Kingdom. Although Chadderton's industries declined during the
mid-20th century, the town continued to grow as a result of
suburbanisation and urban renewal. The legacy of the town's industrial
past remains visible in its landscape of red-brick cotton mills, now
used as warehouses or distribution centres.
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