SJ8397 : Lock 91

near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Lock 91
Lock 91
This bar above the Rochdale Canal at Deansgate Locks, takes its name from the number of the lock below. It was originally built in 1804-5 as the lock keeper's cottage.


Lock#91 is one of the "Rochdale Nine". When the rest of the Rochdale Canal was closed to navigation in 1952, the nine locks, which link the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals through the centre of Manchester, were the only part of the canal to remain open, forming part of the "Cheshire Ring".

Both the lock and the lock keeper's cottage are Grade II listed buildings (LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings)
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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2012
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Thursday, 27 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 27 September, 2012
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Business, Retail, Services  Canals  City, Town centre 
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Rochdale Canal 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8348 9756 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8349 9755
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