Where is Oldham?

Oldham is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, one mile east of the town of Chadderton, 149 miles north of Cardiff, and 163 miles north-west of London. Oldham lies six miles south-west of the West Yorkshire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Oldham falls within the metropolitan district council of Oldham. It is in the OL1 postcode district. The post town for Oldham is Oldham.

Oldham on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Oldham
Location of Oldham within the UK

Which county is Oldham in?

Oldham is in the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Oldham in Greater Manchester?

Oldham is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater Manchester, and towards the easternmost extremity of Greater Manchester.

Location of Oldham within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Oldham?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Oldham is OL1 1NY.

Where is Oldham in OL1?

Oldham is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the OL1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the OL1 postcode district.

Location of Oldham within OL1

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What is the post town for Oldham?

The post town for Oldham is Oldham. Oldham is in the OL1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Oldham.

What is the latitude and longitude of Oldham?

The centre of Oldham is located at position 53.54216° latitude and -2.11596° longitude.

Latitude53.54216°
Longitude-2.11596°

What is the easting and northing of Oldham?

The centre of Oldham is located at the grid reference easting 392413 and northing 405064 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting392413
Northing405064

What are the nearest towns to Oldham?

Position of Oldham relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Oldham to the centre of the town.

1m
Oldham is 1 mile east of Chadderton
2m
Oldham is 2 miles south of Royton
2m
Oldham is 2 miles west of Lees
3m
Oldham is 3 miles south of Shaw
3m
Oldham is 3 miles north-east of Failsworth
3m
Oldham is 3 miles north-west of Mossley
3m
Oldham is 3 miles east of Middleton
4m
Oldham is 4 miles north of Ashton-under-Lyne
4m
Oldham is 4 miles north of Droylsden
5m
Oldham is 5 miles north-west of Stalybridge

What are the nearest cities to Oldham?

Position of Oldham relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Oldham to the centre of the city.

7m
Oldham is 7 miles north-east of Manchester
9m
Oldham is 9 miles north-east of Salford
23m
Oldham is 23 miles south-west of Bradford
27m
Oldham is 27 miles west of Wakefield
28m
Oldham is 28 miles south-east of Preston
29m
Oldham is 29 miles west of Sheffield
29m
Oldham is 29 miles south-west of Leeds
36m
Oldham is 36 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent
37m
Oldham is 37 miles east of Liverpool
40m
Oldham is 40 miles north-east of Chester

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