Mossley (/ˈmɒzli/) is a little town and a civil parish in Greater Manchester, England, in the upper Tame Valley and the foothills of the Pennines, 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Oldham and 8.9 miles (14.3 km) east of Manchester.
The historic counties of Lancashire, Cheshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire meet in Mossley and local executive wards and church parishes get along with to their boundaries. Mossley had a population of 10,921 at the 2011 Census. It is the unaccompanied parished area of Tameside, having had a parish council . since 1999.