SJ8598 : New Islington Marina

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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New Islington Marina
New Islington Marina

The Ashton Canal side of the marina looking towards Old Mill Street. On the left is a new apartment block built on previously derelict land on Vesta Street.
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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New Islington Marina

The New Islington Marina is centred on Old Mill Street in an area of Ancoats that has seen considerable urban regeneration since the Millennium. The marina services both the Ashton Canal on one side and the Rochdale Canal on the other, although there is no direct connection between the two canals.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 November, 2018   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 4 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Construction, Development  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Ashton Canal 
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New Islington 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8539 9832 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8837N 2:13.2972W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8542 9830
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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