Rochdale Canal :: Shared Description

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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by Gerald England
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SJ8699 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge 83a by David Dixon
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SJ8498 : Lock 84 by Gerald England
SJ8699 : Slater's Higher Lock, Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8699 : Rochdale Canal, Coalpit Higher Lock and Victoria Mill by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Aytoun Street Bridge by N Chadwick
SJ8397 : Basin off the Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SD8800 : Rochdale Canal Bridge#80a by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Brownsfield Lock (#83) by David Dixon
SD8810 : Rochdale Canal, Castleton by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Lock#91, Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Oxford St Tunnel, Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Piccadilly Basin by David Dixon
SD9324 : Rochdale Canal Lock 19 and Rochdale Road Bridge by David Dixon
SJ8699 : Rochdale Canal, Lock 75 by David Dixon
SD8901 : Rochdale Canal by Peter McDermott
SJ8498 : The Rochdale Canal by Thomas Nugent
SJ8498 : In the Piccadilly Tunnel by N Chadwick
SD8810 : Rochdale Canal, Lock 52 by David Dixon
SE0026 : Rochdale Canal, Broadbottom Bridge by David Dixon
SD8700 : Rochdale Canal, Lock#71 (Shears Lock) by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal, Village Quarter by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Auburn Street by Gerald England
SD8901 : Dumb Barge on Rochdale Canal at Failsworth by David Dixon

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Created: Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Updated: Wed, 16 Jun 2010

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