SJ8397 : Manchester: Rochdale Canal, 1983

taken 35 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester: Rochdale Canal, 1983
Manchester: Rochdale Canal, 1983
Taken when the short stretch of the Rochdale Canal through the city centre, from the Ashton canal to the Bridgewater, was the only remaining navigable stretch, and before this area was opened out and tidied up.
In the distance, the tower of the Refuge Assurance building (now, 2013, a hotel).
A post-regeneration view of the lock and the bridge beyond it, taken high up above the arches on the left of the photograph, can be seen at SJ8397 : Manchester: Rochdale Canal.
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
August 1983   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Rochdale Canal  Rochdale  Lock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8376 9754 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4602N 2:14.7684W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8367 9754
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Lock  Warehouses  Former Warehouses  Office Block 

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