Ringley are a specialist Property Management Company in London, and more specifically Camden and the surrounds which is why we thought we would create this page to highlight why you should use a local property management company situated just north of Camden Lock in the London Borough of Camden.

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Our offices have been head quartered here for over 25 years so this is our guide !

History of Oldham

History of Oldham

Though Anglo-Saxons occupied territory around the area centuries earlier, Oldham as a permanent, named place of dwelling, is believed to date from 865, when Danish invaders established a settlement called Aldehulme

Oldham is famed for having taken full advantage of the cotton trade explosion in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century.

Before this, Oldham was experiencing some success in the form of local cloth and textile production. But this was nothing in comparison to the gigantic shift the cotton trade would contribute to the area and the history of Oldham as a whole.

The earliest known evidence of a human presence in what is now Oldham is attested by the discovery of Neolithic flint arrow-heads and workings found at Werneth and Besom Hill, implying habitation 7–10,000 years ago. Evidence of later Roman and Celtic activity is confirmed by an ancient Roman road and Bronze Age archaeological relics found at various sites within the town. 

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The success of the indutrial revolution had a real effect on the town and transformed Oldham from a town with little or no influence on the global stage, to becoming recognised as an international central hub of cotton spinning in the latter half of the nineteenth century.On the back of the Industrial Revolution, Oldham developed an extensive coal mining sector, correlated to supporting the local cotton industry and the town's inhabitants, though there is evidence of small scale coal mining in the area as early as the 16th century. The Oldham Coalfield stretched from Royton in the north to Bardsley in the south and in addition to Oldham, included the towns of Middleton and Chadderton to the west. The Oldham Coalfield was the site of over 150 collieries during its recorded history. Although some contemporary sources suggest there was coal mining in Oldham at a commercial scale by 1738, older sources attribute the commercial expansion of coal mining with the arrival in the town of two Welsh labourers, John Evans and William Jones, around 1770. 

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New developments in Oldham


Oldham is fast becoming the top property hots spots especially for swanky new apartments and homes , some examples are :

Woodend House

Atherton Street, Springhead

This new development is made up of one , two , three and four bedoom homes.



Durban Mill

This new development in Oldham is made up of two , three and four bedroom homes. Located and built on the site of a former mill at the heart of the thriving Hollinwood community.

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Oldham

Yes I have been watching Oldham develop over the past few years and really is one borough oozing with potential. Did you know that Oldham's Old Town Hall is a Grade II listed Georgian neo-classical town hall built in 1841, eight years before Oldham received its borough status. One of the last purpose-built town halls in northwest England, it has a tetrastyle Ionic portico, copied from the temple of Ceres, on the River Ilissos, near Athens. Winston Churchill made his inaugural acceptance speech from the steps of the town hall when he was first elected as a Conservative MP in 1900. 

What is Oldham famous for ?

The distict of Oldham became the world's manufacturing centre for cotton spinning in the second half of the 19th century. In 1851, over 30% of Oldham's population was employed within the textile sector, compared to 5% across Great Britain.

As well as several other notable social movements with links to the area, the rise of the Suffragette movement can find roots in Oldham in the form of Annie Kenney.

Kenney, originally from Springhead and who worked in Oldham’s cotton mills, was a prominent figure in the Suffragettes and actually co-founded the very first branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union Party in London.

Things to do in Oldham...

There are many things to do in Oldam whether it is by yourself or with family and friends. If you enjoy visiting nature and wildlife areas you will be pleased to know that the district has many such as the Dovestone Resevoir , Tandle Hill country park, Alexandra park. The Oldham Coliseum Theatre hosts pantos for adults and children to enjoy.

There are also many meusums you can visit to learn about the area , particularly Oldham is home to many art galleries. Perhaps shopping is more your thing then youd be delighted to know there is a big shopping centre in Spindles square.


What local People said...

Top 3 Property Management Companies in Oldham

1. Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential and regeneration consultancy

2. Hunters Estate Agents & Letting Agents Oldham located at 832 Hollins Rd

3. Cousins Estate Agents located at 754 Oldham Rd

Call Anthony James at Ringley for an initial chat –

Anthony James
Commercial Director - BSc (Eng) Hons KCA
Direct Dial: 020 4506 9030
Ringley Limited Chartered Surveyors
Ringley House, 1 Castle Road, London, NW1 8PR.
Fax: 020 7267 9610
Web: ringley.co.uk
Email: anthony.james@ringley.co.uk

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