SD7506 : Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal at Nob End

taken 7 years ago, near to Little Lever, Bolton, Great Britain

Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal at Nob End
Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal at Nob End
Looking south on the Bolton arm of the Manchester, Bolton & Bury canal, at Nob End. The canal here has clear water and is of good depth, despite disuse from 1924 and the legal abandonment of this part of the canal in 1941.

See also SD7506 : Wellfield House and the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal at Nob End.
Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal
The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal is a disused canal, built to link Bolton and Bury with Manchester. The canal, when fully completed in 1796, was 15 miles long. It was connected with the River Irwell in Salford, in 1808.

From Salford the canal ran up the Irwell valley to reach Nob End, where it climbed the Prestolee Locks, and then split into two branches leading to Bolton and Bury. The canal was built principally to serve the many collieries in the area, as well as to transport other cargo such as stone and timber.

By 1846 a parallel railway had been built to Bury, and the canal went into decline. The Bolton arm went out of use in 1924, though with some minor use until 1947. The Bury arm was breached just above Nob End in 1936, but the then isolated Bury arm continued to be used until 1951, principally between the canalside Ladyshore Colliery and Bury. The final section of the canal was officially closed in 1961, and much of it was filled in.
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LinkExternal link Exploring Greater Manchester, a fieldwork guide (web edition); edited by Paul Hindle, Manchester Geographical Society
LinkExternal link Wikipedia article
LinkExternal link Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society website
LinkExternal link Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Pennine Waterways
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Manchester Bolton and Bury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7516 0644 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.2396N 2:22.5849W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7510 0645
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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