Castleshaw is a hamlet in the Saddleworth parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester, England. It lies amongst the Pennines, convert|2.4|mi|km|1|lk=on north of Uppermill, convert|3|mi|km|1 west-southwest of Marsden, and convert|5.3|mi|km|1 east-northeast of Oldham.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Castleshaw is most notable for the Castleshaw Roman fort, the remains of an ancient castrum.


There used to be a Roman fort situated near to the head of the valley. Its remains are still visible to this day, on the edge of Castleshaw Upper Reservoir. An overhead view of the fort can be seen [,+Saddleworth,+Oldham,+Greater+Manchester,+OL3,+UK&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=53.583519,-2.003707&spn=0.002994,0.013475&t=h&om=1 here] .

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Castleshaw — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Castleshaw es un pequeño poblado rural en Saddleworth, Manchester, ubicada a 3,9 km de los Peninos(53°35′1″N 2°0′12″O / 53 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Castleshaw Roman fort — Infobox Historic building caption=A ditch of Castleshaw Roman fort name=Castleshaw Roman fort location town=Castleshaw Saddleworth Greater Manchester location country=England map type=Greater Manchester latitude=53.583245 longitude= 2.001737… …   Wikipedia

  • Fuerte romano de Castleshaw — Foso del fuerte roma …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mamucium — Mamucium …   Wikipedia

  • Rigodunum — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rigodunum (Castleshaw (53°35′1″N 2°0′12″O / 53.58361, 2.00333 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Castlefield — Or see Castlefields. infobox UK place static static image caption=View of Castlefield in 2007 country = England official name= Castlefield latitude= 53.475 longitude= 2.255 population= metropolitan borough= City of Manchester metropolitan county …   Wikipedia

  • River Tame, Greater Manchester — Infobox River river name = River Tame |200px caption = River Tame, seen here near Reddish Vale. origin = Denshaw, Greater Manchester mouth = River Mersey basin countries = England length = elevation = mouth elevation = 40m [cite web url =… …   Wikipedia

  • History of Manchester — The history of Manchester is one of change from a minor Lancastrian township into the pre eminent industrial metropolis of the United Kingdom and the world. Manchester began expanding at an astonishing rate around the turn of the 19th century as… …   Wikipedia

  • Delph — For other uses, see Delph (disambiguation). Coordinates: 53°34′08″N 2°01′24″W / 53.568814°N 2.023407°W / 53.568814; 2.023407 …   Wikipedia

  • Denshaw — Coordinates: 53°35′32″N 2°02′19″W / 53.592184°N 2.03853°W / 53.592184; 2.03853 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.