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Coordinates: 53°32′47″N 2°03′18″W / 53.5463°N 2.0550°W / 53.5463; -2.0550

Austerlands Chimney.jpg
The chimney of the former Austerlands Mill, a local landmark
Austerlands is located in Greater Manchester

 Austerlands shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD963055
Parish Saddleworth
Metropolitan borough Oldham
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OLDHAM
Postcode district OL4
Dialling code 01457
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Oldham East and Saddleworth
List of places: UK • England • Greater Manchester

Austerlands is a suburban area of Saddleworth, a civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England.[1] It occupies a hillside amongst the Pennines, between the villages of Lees and Scouthead. It is traversed by the A62 road.

Historically, Austerlands has been positioned on the West Riding of Yorkshire side of the ancient county boundary with Lancashire. The chimney of the former Austerlands Mill is a local landmark.

Austerlands is contiguous with Waterhead area of Oldham, the village of Lees and Scouthead and Springhead areas of Saddleworth. For purposes of the Office of National Statistics, Austerlands forms the eastern fringe of the Greater Manchester Urban Area.[2]




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