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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SE0026 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal: Lock #90 by Gerald England
SD9827 : The Rochdale Canal, empty by Stephen Craven
SJ8397 : Deansgate Tunnel, Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SJ8599 : Rochdale Canal, Lock#81 by David Dixon
SD8901 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge#78d at Failsworth by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Piccadilly Basin by Thomas Nugent
SJ8699 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SD9114 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SD8800 : Rochdale Canal, Newton Heath Lock by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal, Bridge#91 by David Dixon
SJ8699 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SD8911 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal, Manchester by Malc McDonald
SD8804 : Rochdale Canal by Peter McDermott
SJ8699 : Rochdale Canal, Lock#77 by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Rochdale Canal from Brewer Street Footbridge by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
SD8700 : Rochdale Canal, Pinfold (aka Madhouse) Lock by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Brownsfield Mill, Great Ancoats Street by Chris Allen
SJ8498 : The court from the canal by Gerald England
SD9926 : Rochdale Canal by David Dixon
SD9324 : Guillotine Lock by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal, Lock 88 by David Dixon
SD9012 : Rochdale Canal; Well i'th' Lane Bridge by David Dixon

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

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