SJ8297 : River Irwell, Castlefield

taken 7 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

River Irwell, Castlefield
River Irwell, Castlefield
Looking upstream, from the Woden Street footbridge. The apartment blocks directly ahead are at the confluence of the Irwell and Medlock rivers. The former Hulme Locks Junction Canal is through the arches of the railway viaduct on the right.

The Hulme Locks Junction Canal was only 200 metres in length, but it formed an important connection between the Bridgewater Canal and the River Irwell/Manchester Ship Canal but has fallen into a state of decline today having been replaced by a new lock which was built in 1995 near to Pamona Dock Number 3.
River Irwell
The River Irwell rises on the Rossendale hills north of Bacup and flows south for 39 miles before joining the River Mersey west of Manchester. It was a very important river in the development of industry, during the Industrial revolution, in Lancashire.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Housing, Dwellings 
River (from Tags)
Irwell  Medlock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8260 9748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4256N 2:15.8168W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8248 9736
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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River  Confluence  Apartment Blocks  Manchester  Castlefield  Urban Regeneration  Railway Viaduct  Arches 

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