Place:Castleton, Lancashire, England

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NameCastleton
TypeSuburb
Coordinates53.583°N 2.183°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoRochdale (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Castleton is an area of Rochdale and an electoral ward of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England.[1] It is south-southwest of Rochdale town centre and north-northeast of the city of Manchester.

Historically a part of Lancashire, Castleton's early history is marked by its status as a township within the ancient parish of Rochdale.[1] Prior to merging with the County Borough of Rochdale in 1900, Castleton experienced rapid growth during the 19th century as a mill town in its own right, facilitated for the most part by the construction of the Rochdale Canal which is routed through the area. Castleton's growth was significant; so much so, that for a time it was almost the same size of nearby Rochdale.

Located between junctions 19 and 20 of the M62 motorway, Castleton today is a predominantly residential area, with a total population of 9,715.

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