CROMPTON, an urban district of Lancashire, England, 2 1 m. N. of Oldham, within the parliamentary borough of Oldham. Pop. (1901) 13,427. At Shaw, a populous village included within it, is a station on the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway. Cotton mills and the collieries of the neighbourhood employ the large industrial population.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)