SJ8397 : Rochdale Canal, Lock#92 and Keeper's Cottage

taken 24 days ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Rochdale Canal, Lock#92 and Keeper's Cottage
Rochdale Canal, Lock#92 and Keeper's Cottage
The lock, which dates from ca 1804, is the last in a series of 9 (“the Rochdale nine” LinkExternal link ) on the extension linking the Rochdale and Bridgewater Canals. It is called Duke's Lock as it was originally owned by the Duke of Bridgewater who had it built to control entry to his canal.

The lock, together with the adjoining bridge over Castle Street, is Grade II listed (Historic England List Entry Number: 1270858 LinkExternal link ).
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
Tuesday, 31 December, 2019   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Canals 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Canal (from Tags)
Rochdale Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 831 975 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4752N 2:15.3380W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 831 975
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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