Butterworth or Bleakdale Common

Common land located in Formerly Littleborough, Rochdale, West Yorkshire.


Moorland located SE of Littleborough, 6.25 km east of Rochdale.


Contiguous commons (contd.): CL 674 (ex Lancashire: West Yorkshire). Disputed and part excluded. There are two claims of rights to draw water. The West Pennine Water Board claim a right to gather water.

Part owned by one private owner.Part unclaimed.

Part final and part provisional.Owner registered by application.


Sheep and cattle.

Estovers (1) Turbary (4)

Rights entries were disputed but not modified. Rightof estovers is for bracken. Seven rights relate to only part of the unit.


  • Footpaths
  • Bridleways

Other Notes

Registered by the East Lancashire CommonersAssociation.


Land Data

Common Land Name Butterworth or Bleakdale Common
County West Yorkshire
District Rochdale
Parish Formerly Littleborough
TVG Reg # 675
Authority Lancashire
Area 839.02 hectares / 2,073.26 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 109
OS 100km Grid Square SD91
Easting 3970
Northing 4150
OS Grid Ref 397000,415000
Min Contour 200
Max Contour 470
Median Elevation 335



Data recorded April, 1987.

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