Castleshaw is a hamlet in the
Saddleworth parish of the Metropolitan
Oldham in Greater Manchester, England. It lies amid the
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.
Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire,
most notable for the
Castleshaw Roman fort, the remains of an ancient
castrum. There are two reservoirs,
Castleshaw upper reservoir and
Castleshaw lower reservoir. In 2016,
United Utilities reinforced the
walls on the lower reservoir but had to drop water levels by 1m.
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 Upper Reservoir. The
was once also home to a sanitorium, which is now used as a Youth
^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 109 Manchester (Bolton &
Warrington) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014.
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