SJ8498 : Piccadilly Basin, Rochdale Canal

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Piccadilly Basin, Rochdale Canal
Piccadilly Basin, Rochdale Canal
Piccadilly Basin is where the Ashton Canal meets the Rochdale Canal. The towpath signs indicate the route to the Bridgewater Canal via the "Rochdale Nine", a series of locks which link the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals, through the centre of Manchester. When the rest of the Rochdale Canal was closed to navigation in 1952, these nine locks, were the only part of the canal to remain open, forming part of the "Cheshire Ring". The signpost is next to Dale Street Lock (#84) which drops the level of the canal so that it can pass under Dale Street and then Piccadilly.
Rochdale Canal
The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. In Sowerby Bridge it connects with the Calder and Hebble Navigation. In Manchester it connects with the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals.

The canal was opened between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden and from Manchester to Rochdale in 1799 and between Todmorden and Rochdale in 1805. Most of the canal was closed in 1952. Restoration work began in late 1980s and by 1996 the canal was opened to navigation once again between Sowerby Bridge and the summit level. The canal was re-opened to navigation along its entire length in July 2002 and forms part of the South Pennine Ring.

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Date Taken
Monday, 4 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  City, Town centre  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Rochdale Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8472 9813 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7801N 2:13.9024W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8472 9812
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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