Place:Moorside, Lancashire, England

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NameMoorside
TypeSuburb
Coordinates53.567°N 2.067°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoOldham, Lancashire, Englandborough in which it was located until 1974
Oldham (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: There is also a hamlet named Moor Side in the civil parish of Treales Roseacre and Wharles in the Borough of Fylde near Blackpool.

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Moorside is a suburb of Oldham in Greater Manchester, England.

It is located in the north east of the ancient township [of Oldham] in a semi rural locality bordering Saddleworth, contiguous with Sholver which lies to the west.

In common with many other districts of Oldham, Moorside saw considerable expansion in the mid 19th century. This was in the main due to the efforts of industrialist Thomas Mellodew & Sons. The Mellodews of Moorside were textile manufacturers (velvet) and had a number of mills in the Moorside area.

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