SJ8598 : Rochdale Canal, New Islington

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Rochdale Canal, New Islington
Rochdale Canal, New Islington
Looking towards the New Islington Marina from the bridge at Redhill Street.

New Islington is an inner city regeneration area of Manchester, historically a part of Ancoats district. A previous attempt to regenerate the area was made in the 1970s, and from then until the millennium, it was known as the Cardroom Estate (a reference to the number of former mills in the area).

The current development was one of several millennium village projects around the UK seeking to regenerate inner-city areas. When funding to redevelop the area was secured in 2002, the name New Islington was chosen as it was it was the original name for the area; the name appears on the 1840 Ordnance Survey map and there is also a street with that name.

The New Islington area is bounded by Great Ancoats Street (west), New Union Street and New Islington (north-east), Weybridge Road (east) and Pollard Street (south). There is also a Metrolink stop as part of the general expansion of the tram system. It will be the first stop on the new Piccadilly–Droylsden (and eventually Ashton) line and is situated adjacent to Pollard Street.

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Rochdale Canal
The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. In Sowerby Bridge it connects with the Calder and Hebble Navigation. In Manchester it connects with the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals.

The canal was opened between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden and from Manchester to Rochdale in 1799 and between Todmorden and Rochdale in 1805. Most of the canal was closed in 1952. Restoration work began in late 1980s and by 1996 the canal was opened to navigation once again between Sowerby Bridge and the summit level. The canal was re-opened to navigation along its entire length in July 2002 and forms part of the South Pennine Ring.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 September, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Rochdale Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8515 9856 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0127N 2:13.5148W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8513 9857
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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