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 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.
Last Chapel Service
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 in August 1941, 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!