SD7506 : Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Creams Paper Mill Site

near to Little Lever, Bolton, Great Britain

Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Creams Paper Mill Site.
Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Creams Paper Mill Site.
A part of Creams Paper Mill was constructed in 1956, just to the east of Bailey Bridge, directly over the canalís route. The towpath is just to the right; the main paper mill complex was also to the right, lower down the valley, above the River Irwell.

I'm not sure when the building was demolished; the mill closed at the end of 2004 and this building was still standing (though empty) as late as 2009 (LinkExternal link photos taken September 2009).
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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Sunday, 9 December, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 9 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Industry  Canals 
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Manchester Bolton and Bury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7568 0653 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.2896N 2:22.1144W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7564 0654
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