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The Grade l Listed building dates from 1865/9. It was built by the three Fielden brothers, Samuel, John Jr. and Joshua, in honour of their late father, ‘Honest’ John Fielden MP at a cost of £35,000. It closed in 1987 but following a £1M restoration…

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Local cotton mill owner Mr Thos. Ramsbotham erected Centre Vale House in 1826-8. John Fielden bought the Centre Vale estate, which included the house and surrounding parkland, in 1842. Mr Fielden M.P. was famous for introducing the Ten Hours Act…

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Honest John' Fielden a Radical MP for Oldham for many years. Although from humble beginnings he became a wealthy industrialist and founded the Fielden dynasty in Todmorden with their Riverside Mill complex, Dobroyd Castle and the Unitarian Church and…

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The Square, off Rochdale Road, is named after 'Honest John' Fielden, a Radical MP and wealthy local industrialist from humble beginnings. His statue is seen here in the centre. It was originally erected by the Town Hall in 1875 and then moved to the…

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The Grade 1 listed building was built in 1865-69 by the philanthropist ‘Honest John’ Fielden, MP. It is now in the care of the Historic Chapels Trust and is available for weddings and events.

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Originally a Fielden Bros warehouse, also used for offices and a factory school, it was later sold to Todmorden Council for use as a technical school and fire station.

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The railway crossing keeper's cottage is at the bottom of the lane. Taken in the 1920s. Fielden Bros warehouses are on the right with Rose Bank in the distance.

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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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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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In memory of his activities, a statue was originally erected by Todmorden Town Hall in 1875. It was then moved to Fielden Square in 1890. It was moved to its present location in Centre Vale Park in 1939.
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