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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SD9354 : Eshton Road Lock by N Chadwick
SD7731 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal by David Dixon
SE1040 : Narrowboat on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Crossflatts by David Dixon
SE1040 : Swing Bridge at the Top of Bingley Five-Rise Locks by David Dixon
SD9851 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal From Gallows Bridge by David Dixon
SE1039 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal; Looking Down the Staircase Locks at Bingley by David Dixon
SD3604 : Pilling Lane Bridge No 17 by Mat Fascione
SD5918 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Bridge 78AA by David Dixon
SD8132 : Rose Grove Wharf by David Dixon
SD9153 : Aqueduct over the River Aire by N Chadwick
SJ3495 : Milepost along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD9952 : Round Dam by Rob Farrow
SE2535 : Wicks Engineering, Wyther Lane by Stephen Craven
SJ6299 : Gerrard's Bridge by David Dixon
SE1039 : Negotiating Bingley Five-Rise Locks by David Dixon
SE2933 : Lock at Wharf Approach, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE0046 : Redman Swing Bridge No 185 by Mat Fascione
SJ3495 : Washington Parade Bridge No 2 by Mat Fascione
SE1338 : Hirst Mill lock by DS Pugh
SE0544 : Narrowboat approaches Low Lane Bridge by DS Pugh
SD8949 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SD4511 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Peter McDermott
SE1838 : Leeds Liverpool canal near Esholt sewerage works by DS Pugh
SE2535 : Broad Lane bridge by Stephen Craven
SE2933 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Preserved Crane at Granary Wharf by David Dixon

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

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