Farmhouse near Castleshaw
|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|