Although unmentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, Middleton is said to be "of great antiquity"; a community at Middleton is thought to have evolved outwards from a church that existed considerably earlier than the Norman conquest of England.[5]

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The Parish Church of St Leonard was completed in 1524, incorporating two stone arches made of stonework from an earlier Norman church. A wooden Saxon church is believed to have occupied the site long before the Norman church was built, in about 1100.[16]

The development of Middleton as a centre of commerce occurred during the 17th and 18th centuries as a result of the effect of the Industrial Revolution. Additional to this, Lord Suffield obtained a Royal Charter from King George III in 1791 to hold a weekly market and three annual summer fairs in Middleton.[5] Suffield built a market house, warehouses and shambles in the town at his own expense.

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Industrial scale textile manufacture was introduced to Middleton as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Middleton became a centre for silk production in the 18th century, which developed into a cotton spinning industry by the mid-19th century and which continued through to the mid-20th century.[5] This transition gave rise to Middleton as a mill town.

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She said the couple prefer to eat at home rather than dine out at expensive restaurants and spend their spare time living an active lifestyle. 

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Bluebird Bus and Coach is a travel company based in Middleton.[12] Bus company JP Travel has been based in Middleton since 1974.[13] Robert McBride, a household and personal care product manufacturers, is also based in the town.[14]

After her first literary effort of a party planning book was heavily criticised for its obvious tips, Ms Middleton has now hit the promotional trail for a new cookbook , Heartfelt, reportedly produced to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

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Middleton has recently benefited from redevelopments which have seen the construction of a new sports, leisure and civic centre, 'Middleton Arena'. A large new Tesco supermarket has also just been opened in the town centre.

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Middleton Lodge is a Georgian country estate located in the heart of rural North Yorkshire.

Middleton is also home to Rochdale Triathlon Club. Weekly coached swimming sessions are currently held at Middleton Arena, Tuesday 7-8pm and Thursday 9-10pm.

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Notable scientists from Middleton include the biologist and space scientist Dr John R Cain, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the founder of the discipline of astronautical hygiene who attended Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School.


The name Middleton first appears in 1194, and derives from the Old English middel-tūn, meaning middle farm or settlement,[5][6] probably a reference to its central position between Rochdale and Manchester.[7]

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"I would like to say I have made every single one, but I have definitely done a good 80 per cent of them," she said in an interview.

Middleton experiences a temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles, with relatively cool summers and mild winters. There is regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year.[citation needed] Middleton is watered by two confluent streams which have their rise in the immediate district.

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Her comments come after she was subjected to ridicule after she released a book on party planning including tips, among other advice, to eat breakfast and provide water for guests.

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The effort features more than 100 healthy recipes ticked off by the organisation's dietitians for low salt and sugar levels.