Middleton is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom on the River Irk 5 milessouthwest of Rochdale and 4.4 miles upper east of Manchester downtown area. Middleton had a populace of 42,972 at the 2011 Census. It lies on the northern edge of Manchester, with Blackley toward the south and Moston toward the south east. Truly part of Lancashire, Middleton's name originates from it being the focal point of a few circumjacent repayments. It was a clerical ward of the hundred of Salford, controlled by blue-blooded families. The Church of St Leonard is a Grade I recorded building.
The Flodden Window in the congregation's asylum is believed to be the most established war dedication in the United Kingdom, memorializing the bowmen of Middleton who battled at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. In 1770, Middleton was a town of twenty houses, however in the eighteenth and nineteenth hundreds of years it developed into a flourishing and crowded seat of material produce and it was allowed district status in 1886. Langley in the north of the town was one of Manchester City Council's overspill committee homes, while Alkrington in the south is a rural zone.