At the point where Manchester Road becomes Heywood New Road stands the community of Birch. A small collection of houses surrounds the White Hart pub and the nearby ornate fountain (below).

Above & Below Doris Terrace - Birch

Edgar Wood, the Middleton architect, designed the cottage located on Manchester Road close to the place where the M62 crosses it (see below).

Above & Below Houses on Langley Lane in Birch.