Rooley or Shore Moor

Common land located in Formerly Heywood / Formerly Whitworth, Rochdale (Greater Manchester), Lancashire.


Area of moor located 3.25 kms N.W. of Rochdale.


Not disputed. The West Pennine Water Board claim a right to gather water over this unit.

Owned by one private owner.

Final.Owner registered by application.


Sheep, cattle, horses and geese.

Turbary (9) Common in Soil: Stone (7)

11 entries disputed and 9 rights modified. 10 rightsrelate to only part of the unit. Numbers of rights cross-referenced: CL94 (8) CL99 (8) CL162 (25) CLs 164/166/235/237 (1) CLs 173/174/175 (7) and CL213 (3)


  • S193 common*
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads
  • Bridleways

Other Notes

Lies partly within former Heywood M.B and partlywithin former Whitworth Urban District. Registered by the East LancashireCommoners Association.


Land Data

Common Land Name Rooley or Shore Moor
County Lancashire
District Rochdale (Greater Manchester)
Parish Formerly Heywood / Formerly Whitworth
TVG Reg # 163
Authority Lancashire
Area 313.6 hectares / 774.92 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 109
OS 100km Grid Square SD81
Easting 3865
Northing 4170
OS Grid Ref 386500,417000
Min Contour 300
Max Contour 470
Median Elevation 385



Data recorded February, 1987.

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