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The home of the Fielden family. The castle was built for John Fielden between 1866 and 1869 at a cost of £71,589. In the mid-twentieth century it became an approved school, then a Buddhist Retreat and is currently used as an Activity Centre for…

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The home of the Fielden family. The castle was built for John Fielden between 1866 and 1869 at a cost of £71,589. In the mid-twentieth century it became an approved school, then a Buddhist Retreat and is currently used as an Activity Centre for…

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View over Shade School to Dobroyd Castle on the far hillside.

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Restoration work in progress on the canal, the tower of Dobroyd Castle can be seen top centre.

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View over Gauxholme with the railway on the left curving to cross the Gauxholme Viaduct with the tower of Dobroyd Castle visible above it.

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View towards Todmorden with the tower of Dobroyd Castle above the distant trees left of centre. The railway was built 1840 by the Manchester & Leeds Railway.

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Joshua Fielden’s brother John, born in 1822, fell in love with one of his mill workers, Ruth Stansfield. The story goes that she replied to his proposal of marriage by jokingly saying that she would accept on the condition that he built her a castle…

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John Fielden, born in 1822, fell in love with one of his mill workers, Ruth Stansfield. The story goes that she replied to his proposal of marriage by jokingly saying that she would accept on the condition that he built her a castle on top of the…

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LYRS 8692 - Level Crossing gates from the east side probably in the late 1960s. Once on the carriage drive to Dobroyd Castle it is now a pedestrian crossing only and the cottage on the far right has gone.

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LYRS 8691 - The Level Crossing, Cottage & Warehouse probably late 1960s. The structural outline on the cottage end wall was where the tiny Single Box was situated. The crossing is now pedestrian only and the buildings have gone.

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LYRS 3825 - c.1890. On the carriage drive to Dobroyd Castle. "The level crossing at Dobroyd was controlled from this quaint, doll's house-style structure, first erected in 1872, and replaced in 1901. The job of crossing keeper was an occupational…

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LYRS 4340 - General view of platforms, buildings and canopies with an additional platform and line behind the 'down' platform on the right. The station is now reduced to two through platforms and the buildings on the right have gone as have the…

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LYRS 2795 - This was the third station on the site and dates from 1881. Seen here in about 1910 looking west with Dobroyd Castle on the hillside. On the right the ‘down’ side warehouse and the carriages in the left hand bay would have formed a…

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Taken from the road to Dobroyd Castle, the Rochdale Canal is in the foreground, and the Unitarian Church is in the centre

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The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company had to build a double retaining wall alongside the canal side at Salford due to land subsidence but also to extend the goods yard.
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