SJ9398 : Ashton Canal, Ashton-Under-Lyne

taken 9 years ago, near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

Ashton Canal, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Ashton Canal, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Approaching Portland Basin from the east. The canalside apartments on the right hand side have been built on the site of the former Tudor Mill which ceased spinning cotton in the 1960s and was used as a warehouse until it was destroyed by a fire in 1970.
Ashton Canal

The Ashton Canal runs eastwards from Manchester to Ashton under Lyne. It links the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Peak Forest Canal with the Rochdale Canal and Bridgewater Canal and forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

The original scheme was completed in 1796, running from a large basin behind what is now Piccadilly Station in Manchester, climbing gradually eastwards via 18 locks to Fairfield, Droylsden. From there one level section continued eastward to Whitelands Basin, Ashton under Lyne, while another arm headed north through what is now Daisy Nook, climbing another eight locks to Hollinwood, with a branch running east from Daisy Nook towards Park Bridge. A short arm from Portland Basin crossed the River Tame to Dukinfield. A year later an additional branch from Clayton to Stockport was opened.

The short link between Ashton Canal Basin at Piccadilly and the Rochdale Canal was not opened until 1800, when disputes about canal tolls and responsibility for paving the streets around the basins were resolved.

The Peak Forest Canal, opened in 1800, joined the Ashton Canal by way of the Dukinfield spur across the aqueduct over the Tame at Portland Basin.

The Hollinwood Branch Canal closed in sections between 1932 and 1961. The Stockport Branch Canal was closed in 1962.

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Thursday, 13 December, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 14 December, 2012
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City, Town centre  Canals  Housing, Dwellings 
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Ashton Canal 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 935 984 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9637N 2:5.9469W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 936 985
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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