Where is Shaw?

Shaw is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, one mile north-east of the town of Royton, three miles north of the major town of Oldham, and 165 miles north-west of London. Shaw lies four miles south-west of the West Yorkshire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Shaw falls within the unitary authority of Reading. It is in the OL2 postcode district. The post town for Shaw is Oldham.

Shaw on a map

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

Which county is Shaw in?

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

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Shaw in Greater Manchester?

Shaw is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Greater Manchester, and towards the easternmost extremity of Greater Manchester.

Location of Shaw within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Shaw?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Shaw is OL2 8AT.

Where is Shaw in OL2?

Shaw is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the OL2 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the OL2 postcode district.

Location of Shaw within OL2

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What is the post town for Shaw?

The post town for Shaw is Oldham. Shaw is in the OL2 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Oldham.

What is the latitude and longitude of Shaw?

The centre of Shaw is located at position 53.57839° latitude and -2.09511° longitude.

Latitude53.57839°
Longitude-2.09511°

What is the easting and northing of Shaw?

The centre of Shaw is located at the grid reference easting 393800 and northing 409092 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting393800
Northing409092

What are the nearest towns to Shaw?

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

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Shaw is 1 mile north-east of Royton
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Shaw is 2 miles south of Milnrow
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Shaw is 3 miles north of Oldham
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Shaw is 3 miles north of Lees
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Shaw is 3 miles north-east of Chadderton
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Shaw is 4 miles south-east of Rochdale
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Shaw is 5 miles south of Littleborough
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Shaw is 5 miles north-west of Mossley
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Shaw is 5 miles north-east of Middleton
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Shaw is 5 miles east of Heywood

What are the nearest cities to Shaw?

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

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Shaw is 9 miles north-east of Manchester
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Shaw is 11 miles north-east of Salford
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Shaw is 20 miles south-west of Bradford
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Shaw is 26 miles west of Wakefield
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Shaw is 27 miles south-west of Leeds
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Shaw is 28 miles south-east of Preston
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Shaw is 29 miles north-west of Sheffield
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Shaw is 38 miles east of Liverpool
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Shaw is 39 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent
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Shaw is 42 miles north-east of Chester