SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Piccadilly

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Rochdale Canal, Piccadilly
Rochdale Canal, Piccadilly
Looking towards the bridge at Tariff Street (formerly Leech Street) from the new footbridge at Piccadilly Basin.

Brownsfield Lock can just be seen through the arch of the bridge. Behind the bridge, is the Grade II* listed Brownsfield Mill.

As well as producing textiles this former cotton mill, built in 1825, was also one of the earliest aircraft factories in the world; A V Roe building aircraft on the lower floor between 1910 and 1913. It also has the oldest surviving mill chimney in Manchester.

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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
Tuesday, 2 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 October, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Industry  Canals 
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Rochdale Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8484 9826 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8504N 2:13.7943W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8482 9821
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