- High Crompton
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= High Crompton
Shaw and Crompton
map_type= Greater Manchester
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Oldham East and Saddleworth
postcode_district = OL2
High Crompton is a locality in the west of the
Shaw and Cromptonparish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. It is formed around High Crompton Park and Rochdale Road.
The area mainly comprises residential housing, but also contains
Crompton Housesecondary school, St Mary's Church of Englandchurch and its accompanying primary school of the same name.
The area also boasts a public park with Green Flag status, appropriately named High Crompton Park.
High Crompton is an area of hilly terrain, attaining a high point of around 213 metres (700 ft) above sea level. [Farrer, W. & Brownbill, J., (1911), "A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 5" - 'The parish of Prestwich with Oldham: Crompton', pp. 108-12.]
High Crompton is located very close to the
M62 motorwayand the southern boundary of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. It is connected by road to the neighbouring large towns of Oldhamand Rochdale.
High Crompton is served by three buses in the area.
First Manchester's 408 service runs from Buckstones to Stalybridge, via Shaw, Royton and Oldham. The service runs hourly throughout the day, every day until approx 11pm with additional journeys between Buckstones and Oldham during weekdays. Rossendale Transport's 435 services also serves Buckstones and Shaw. From High Crompton, the service runs to Rochdale via Turf Hill. The service runs every 30 mins, Mon-Sat daytime and hourly evenings and Sundays. The other service is Swans Travel's 403 Shaw circular service, linking various parts of Shaw and Crompton. All 3 services link High Crompton with Shaw and Crompton railway station.
* [http://www.shawcam.co.uk/high_crompton_park.htm Pictures of High Crompton]
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