Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: Shared Description

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.
by Kate Jewell
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SD7531 : Pilkington Bridge by David Dixon
SD7631 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Huncoat by David Dixon
SE2933 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Central Leeds by David Dixon
SD6526 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bridge#95 by David Dixon
SE0742 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leaches Swing Bridge (#196) by David Dixon
SD3801 : Maghull Railway Bridge No 11a by Mat Fascione
SE0742 : Near Granby Lane by DS Pugh
SD3801 : Footbridge No 11B crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SJ3492 : Pipebridge at Stanley Dock Cut Junction by Mat Fascione
SD5705 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Bridge #50, Seven Stars Bridge by David Dixon
SE2535 : Canal milestone at Kirkstall by Stephen Craven
SJ3492 : Railway viaduct crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD6324 : Finnington Bridge by David Dixon
SE1739 : Esholt sewage works: former railway bridge by Stephen Craven
SJ6399 : Plank Lane Bridge, Leeds & Liverpool Canal by David Dixon
SE0544 : Canal turns a corner by DS Pugh
SD8032 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal approaching Molly Wood Motorway Bridge by David Dixon
SD9151 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD8848 : Greenberfield Bottom Lock (No.42) by N Chadwick
SE0145 : Towpath along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD5606 : Site of a former bridge by Mat Fascione
SE2335 : Drainage outfall into the canal near Rodley by Stephen Craven
SE1438 : Saltaire Mills, Leeds and Liverpool Canal by David Dixon
SD5921 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Lower Copthurst by David Dixon
SD9851 : Canalside building by N Chadwick

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Created: Mon, 22 Mar 2010, Updated: Mon, 22 Mar 2010

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