Coldhurst (or more rarely Cold Hurst) is an area of Oldham, and an electoral ward of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. At the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001, it had a population of 11,935, increasing to 13,201 at the 2011 Census. The electoral ward spans most of Oldham's town centre, although the name Coldhurst conventionally applies to the area immediately north of the centre. The district of Westwood and a small adjoining part of Chadderton in the Busk area also lie within the Coldhurst ward district.
Horsedge Street in Coldhurst
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An old hall existed in the locality, belonging to Abram Crompton, esq, which gave its name to Crompton Street.
Coldhurst is the home of a significant community of South Asian (particularly Bangladeshi) heritage. 37% of the population is non-white and most of the white residents live in "bleak council developments". In 2001, Coldhurst was in the 5% most deprived wards in the United Kingdom.
- United Kingdom Census 2001. "Coldhurst (Ward)". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
- "Oldham ward population 2011". Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- Criddle 2002, p. 602.
- British History Online (1848). "'Cold-Ashby - Coley' A Topographical Dictionary of England". Victoria County History. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
- David Ritchie (2001-12-11). "The Ritchie Report" (PDF). Oldham Independent Review. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
- Keegan, Mike (2012-05-16). "United's kit Made of Manchester? Actually that's Oldham..." Manchester Evening News. menmedia.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-04.