Castleshaw


Castleshaw

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.

History

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 [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Delph+Road,+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] .


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