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CASTLESHAW is a hamlet in the Saddleworth parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham
Oldham
in Greater Manchester , England. It lies amid the Pennines
Pennines
, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) north of Uppermill , 3 miles (4.8 km) west-southwest of Marsden , and 5.3 miles (8.5 km) east-northeast of Oldham
Oldham
.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire
West Riding of Yorkshire
, Castleshaw
Castleshaw
is most notable for the Castleshaw Roman fort
Castleshaw Roman fort
, the remains of an ancient castrum . There are two reservoirs, Castleshaw
Castleshaw
upper reservoir and Castleshaw
Castleshaw
lower reservoir. In 2016, United Utilities reinforced the walls on the lower reservoir but had to drop water levels by 1m.

HISTORY

Main article: Castleshaw Roman fort
Castleshaw Roman fort

There used to be a Roman fort situated near to the head of the valley. A series of modern mounds and ditches have been laid out to mark the site, on the edge of Castleshaw
Castleshaw
Upper Reservoir. The Castleshaw
Castleshaw
area was once also home to a sanitorium, which is now used as a Youth Training Centre.

REFERENCES

* ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 109 Manchester (Bolton & Warrington) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231555 .

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Settlements within the parish of Saddleworth

* Austerlands * Castleshaw * Delph * Denshaw
Denshaw
* Diggle * Dobcross * Friezland * Grasscroft * Greenfield * Grotton * Heights * Lydgate * Scouthead * Springhead * Uppermill

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