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West Riding
Farmhouse - - 220224.jpg
Farmhouse near Castleshaw
Grid reference: SE007095
Location: 53°35’2"N, 2°0’3"W
Post town: Oldham
Postcode: OL3
Dialling code: 01457
Local Government
Council: Oldham
Oldham East and Saddleworth

Castleshaw is a scattered hamlet in Saddleworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies on the moor above Saddleworth's dale-bound villages, amid the Pennines, 2½ miles north of Uppermill and 3 miles west of Marsden.

Castleshaw is best known for the Castleshaw fort, the remains of an ancient Roman fort watching the road over the Pennine fells.


A Roman fort once stood here, high on the fell 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 Castleshaw area was once also home to a sanatorium, which is now used as a Youth Training Centre.

Villages and hamlets of Saddleworth

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