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Hundersfield (also more anciently known as Honersfield and Honnersfield) was a manor and township within the parish of Rochdale, in the hundred of Salford, Lancashire. There are written references to the it dating back to 1202.

Hundersfield lay on high moorland around Blackstone Edge, containing the settlements of Todmorden, Walsden, Littleborough, Wardle, Smallbridge and parts of Rochdale.

The name Hundersfield is a corruption of Honorsfield; and that was derived from the word "Honore", signifying a Saxon lord.[1] Hundersfield was originally one of four townships within Rochdale, but was itself split into four in 1801, namely those of: Blatchinworth and Calderbrook; Todmorden and Walsden; Wardleworth; and Wuerdle and Wardle.[2]


  1. Great Britain Historical GIS Project (2004). "Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Hundersfield". A vision of Britain through time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  2. Townships - Hundersfield | British History Online

Further reading

  • The History of the Parish of Rochdale, by H. Fishwick.

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