SJ8698 : Bradford Road Gasholder

taken 6 months ago, 3 km from Manchester, Great Britain

Bradford Road Gasholder
Bradford Road Gasholder

Gasholder on Bradford Road SJ8698 : Bradford Road Gasholder, viewed across the Ashton Canal from the Etihad Campus tram stop. This is one of two giant gasholders built for the Bradford Gasworks in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Ashton Canal
The Ashton Canal runs eastwards from Manchester to Ashton under Lyne. It links the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Peak Forest Canal with the Rochdale Canal and Bridgewater Canal and forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

The original scheme was completed in 1796, running from a large basin behind what is now Piccadilly Station in Manchester, climbing gradually eastwards via 18 locks to Fairfield, Droylsden. From there one level section continued eastward to Whitelands Basin, Ashton under Lyne, while another arm headed north through what is now Daisy Nook, climbing another eight locks to Hollinwood, with a branch running east from Daisy Nook towards Park Bridge. A short arm from Portland Basin crossed the River Tame to Dukinfield. A year later an additional branch from Clayton to Stockport was opened.

The short link between Ashton Canal Basin at Piccadilly and the Rochdale Canal was not opened until 1800, when disputes about canal tolls and responsibility for paving the streets around the basins were resolved.

The Peak Forest Canal, opened in 1800, joined the Ashton Canal by way of the Dukinfield spur across the aqueduct over the Tame at Portland Basin.

The Hollinwood Branch Canal closed in sections between 1932 and 1961. The Stockport Branch Canal was closed in 1962.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Sport, Leisure  Railways  Industry  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Ashton Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8634 9891 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.2034N 2:12.4398W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8662 9875
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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