Catley Lane Head

Catley Lane Head is the gateway to Rooley Moor and the Cotton Famine Road. It contains a number of listed buildings and has been awarded conservation area status. In addition this area attracts an active fishing community.

Fairview Cottages

Fairview cottages are at the southern entrance to Catley Lane Head Village. Built as a Sunday School for the (“Cookites”) Unitarian Congregation previous to Clover Street Chapel being built in 1818. John Bright made his first speech on Temperance in this building.

Methodist Chapel

Catley Lane Head Methodist Chapel

Last Chapel Service

Last Service at Catley Lane Head Methodist Chapel, circa 1959

Chapel Land Project

When war came to Lanehead

Interesting letter to the editor from G Parton who lived at Fair View, Lanehead. Originally from the Rochdale Observer, if you read the details of the letter, it tells about a bomb hitting “The Nook” by a lone German fighter on Easter Monday 1942!

Catley Lane Head Draft Consultation Area Appraisal

Rooley Moor HA JWC (compressed images) 23.10.15

The History of Lanehead Sunday School
This document provides a fascinating description of the history of Lanehead Sunday School.