SJ9398 : View from Bridge #28

near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

View from Bridge #28
View from Bridge #28
On the left is the Ashton Canal. The canalside apartments on the site of Samuel Heginbottom's Junction Mill are named "Boatmans Walk". On the right is the river Tame and just visible is the aqueduct carrying the Peak Forest Canal over the river.
River Tame (Greater Manchester)
The River Tame (Greater Manchester), not to be confused with its namesake in the West Midlands, rises on Denshaw Moor. Its catchment lies mainly on the western flank of the Pennines. The named river starts as compensation flow from Readycon Dean Reservoir in the moors above Denshaw. The source is a little further north, just over the county border in West Yorkshire, close to the Pennine Way. The highest point of the catchment is Greater Manchester's highest point at Black Chew Head.

The river flows generally south through Delph, Uppermill, Mossley, Stalybridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Dukinfield, Haughton Green, Denton and Hyde. After Mossley the river marks much of the historical boundary dividing Cheshire and Lancashire, before its confluence with the River Goyt to form the River Mersey at Stockport.
Ashton Canal
The Ashton Canal runs eastwards from Manchester to Ashton under Lyne. It links the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Peak Forest Canal with the Rochdale Canal and Bridgewater Canal and forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

The original scheme was completed in 1796, running from a large basin behind what is now Piccadilly Station in Manchester, climbing gradually eastwards via 18 locks to Fairfield, Droylsden. From there one level section continued eastward to Whitelands Basin, Ashton under Lyne, while another arm headed north through what is now Daisy Nook, climbing another eight locks to Hollinwood, with a branch running east from Daisy Nook towards Park Bridge. A short arm from Portland Basin crossed the River Tame to Dukinfield. A year later an additional branch from Clayton to Stockport was opened.

The short link between Ashton Canal Basin at Piccadilly and the Rochdale Canal was not opened until 1800, when disputes about canal tolls and responsibility for paving the streets around the basins were resolved.

The Peak Forest Canal, opened in 1800, joined the Ashton Canal by way of the Dukinfield spur across the aqueduct over the Tame at Portland Basin.

The Hollinwood Branch Canal closed in sections between 1932 and 1961. The Stockport Branch Canal was closed in 1962.

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2012
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Tuesday, 8 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 13 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Ashton Canal  Peak Forest 
Place (from Tags)
Ashton Under Lyne 
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Tame 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9339 9833 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8989N 2:6.0643W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9337 9830
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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