The Macclesfield Canal :: Shared Description

One of the last narrow canals to be built the canal was approved by Act of Parliament in April 1826. Thomas Telford surveyed the canal and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of £320,000.00. The canal was bought out by the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincoln Railway in 1847. With nationalisation in 1947 it passed to the Docks & Inland Waterways Board with commercial carrying finishing only in the 1960's shortly before British Waterways was formed. The canal runs from Marple Junction with the Peak Forest Canal in the north 26¼ miles to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove. The canal is noted for its six fine change or snake bridges where the tow-path changes sides of the canal. These bridges were designed to allow the horse to move over without having to untie it from the boat. Thanks to Telford's design for commercial traffic the Macclesfield Canal has a very shallow and tapered bottom. The deep channel is just wide enough for two boats to pass in the centre making mooring other than at wharves 'challenging'.
by Jo Turner
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SJ9688 : Macclesfield Canal by Gerald England
SJ9584 : Macclesfield Canal at Middlewood by David Dixon
SJ9584 : Less Colourful by David Dixon
SJ9688 : Canal Junction by Gerald England
SJ9273 : Macclesfield Canal, Bridge#39 (Holland's Bridge) by David Dixon
SJ9068 : Macclesfield Canal at Cowley by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ9272 : Macclesfield Canal, Bridge#40 (Leadbeater's Bridge) by David Dixon
SJ9484 : Macclesfield Canal, Higher Poynton by David Dixon
SJ9272 : Macclesfield Canal by David Dixon
SJ9483 : Higher Poynton Moorings, Macclesfield Canal by David Dixon
SJ9272 : Macclesfield Canal by David Dixon
SJ9483 : Heron on Macclesfield Canal by David Dixon
SJ9588 : Macclesfield Canal by Gerald England
SJ8762 : Steps up from the Macclesfield Canal to the Queens Head, Congleton by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ9265 : Bosley Reservoir dam by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ9483 : Macclesfield Canal at Higher Poynton by David Dixon
SJ9376 : Macclesfield Canal by John M
SJ9378 : Macclesfield Canal - Bridge 26A by John M
SJ9688 : Lord Cadbury at Marple by Gerald England
SJ8662 : Macclesfield Canal in Congleton by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8762 : Advertising alongside the Macclesfield Canal by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8762 : 'Cousin Jack' moored on the Macclesfield Canal by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8762 : Bridge no.75 on the Macclesfield Canal by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ9378 : Macclesfield Canal approaching Clarence Mill by John M
SJ9273 : Macclesfield Canal, Bridge#38 (Black Road) by David Dixon

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Created: Sat, 12 May 2012, Updated: Sat, 12 May 2012

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