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Coordinates: 53°32′56″N 2°02′51″W / 53.5490°N 2.0475°W / 53.5490; -2.0475

Scouthead
Former St Paul's Church Scouthead.jpg
St Paul's, Scouthead
Scouthead is located in Greater Manchester
Scouthead

 Scouthead shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD968058
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 0161
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

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

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Scouthead stands on the old Wool Road between Lancashire and Yorkshire and contains several hostelries which were once important staging posts along the road. Scouthead hosts an annual band contest on Whit Friday.

Scouthead occupies outlying land to the east of the Waterhead area of Oldham, and Austerlands area of Saddleworth. For purposes of the Office of National Statistics, Scouthead forms the eastern fringe of the Greater Manchester Urban Area.[2]

Transport

The 350 is the main bus service running through Scouthead. It runs from Oldham bus station to Ashton bus station via Saddleworth, covering its major roads and villages. The service runs every half an hour Monday to Saturday, and every hour on Sunday. A more minor service is the 82, which starts at Uppermill and ends at Manchester Piccadilly Gardens. This only runs at rush - hour times, and runs for people in the villages of Delph, Scouthead and Springhead, as the main Manchester services, 180 and 184, don't cover them. The 353 running from Ashton to Delph was once extended to Oldham in the evenings, but because the 350 runs now more frequently, this stopped to run to Delph only as part of the major revision services in 2004.

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