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CASTLETON, a township and two subdistricts in Rochdale parish and district, Lancashire. The township stands on the Rochdale canal and the Manchester and Leeds railway, partly within the borough of Rochdale, partly in the south-eastern suburbs and environs. Real property, £102,077: of which £24,424 are in the canal. Pop. in 1841, 14,279; in 1861, 23,771. Houses, 4,884. The part without the borough includes the villages and hamlets of Buersill, Lowerplace, Newbold, Marland, Lower-Lane, Broad-Lane, Backlanes, Roeacre, Captainfold, Castleton-Moor, and Bluepits. There are traces of a castle, supposed to have been built before the Conquest. The subdistricts are C.-Within and C.-Without; and are jointly conterminate with the township. Pop. of C.Within, 13,971. Houses, 2,892.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Rochdale library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Castleton area is Rochdale.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"CASTLETON, a township in the parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford; in the county palatine of Lancaster, 1 mile from Rochdale. It forms part of the south-eastern suburbs, and includes the hamlets of Buersill and Marland., Here was formerly a castle of very ancient date, some vestiges of which still remain. The gas and water-works are situated in this township. The Rochdale canal passes near Castleton. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the cotton and woollen manufactories."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BUERSILL, a hamlet in the township of Castleton, and parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles from Rochdale. It is near the Rochdale canal."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Castleton was a township in the parish of Rochdale.

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History

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Castleton was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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Societies

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