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Castleshaw
Castleshaw
is a hamlet in the Saddleworth
Saddleworth
parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham
Oldham
in Greater Manchester, England.[1] 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, Castleshaw
Castleshaw
is most notable for the Castleshaw
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
United Utilities
reinforced the walls on the lower reservoir but had to drop water levels by 1m. History[edit] Main article: Castleshaw
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[edit]

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

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