SD8001 : End of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Salford arm

taken 4 years ago, near to Pendlebury, Salford, Great Britain

End of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Salford arm
End of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Salford arm
The Salford arm did continue up to the River Irwell in Manchester, but this is now the end of the canal which is not infilled.
Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal :: SD7506
The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal is a disused canal, built to link Bolton and Bury with Manchester. The canal, when fully completed in 1796, was 15 miles long. It was connected with the River Irwell in Salford, in 1808.

From Salford the canal ran up the Irwell valley to reach Nob End, where it climbed the Prestolee Locks, and then split into two branches leading to Bolton and Bury. The canal was built principally to serve the many collieries in the area, as well as to transport other cargo such as stone and timber.

By 1846 a parallel railway had been built to Bury, and the canal went into decline. The Bolton arm went out of use in 1924, though with some minor use until 1947. The Bury arm was breached just above Nob End in 1936, but the then isolated Bury arm continued to be used until 1951, principally between the canalside Ladyshore Colliery and Bury. The final section of the canal was officially closed in 1961, and much of it was filled in.
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LinkExternal link Exploring Greater Manchester, a fieldwork guide (web edition); edited by Paul Hindle, Manchester Geographical Society
LinkExternal link Wikipedia article
LinkExternal link Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society website
LinkExternal link Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Pennine Waterways
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 November, 2015   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 18 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Paths  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Manchester Bolton and Bury 
Place (from Tags)
Agecroft 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8052 0100 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.3195N 2:17.7102W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8050 0104
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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