SJ8497 : Rochdale Canal Lock #88

taken 24 days ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Rochdale Canal Lock #88
Rochdale Canal Lock #88
Lock#88 is almost surrounded by buildings at the back of Oxford Street. The lock, which was built for the Rochdale Canal Company in 1804, lowers the canal allowing boats to pass under Oxford Street in the city centre. It is Grade II-listed (Historic England List Entry Number: 1270857 LinkExternal link ).

Lock#88 is one of the "Rochdale Nine". When the rest of the Rochdale Canal was closed to navigation in 1952, these nine locks which link the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals, through the centre of Manchester, were the only part of the canal to remain open, forming part of the "Cheshire Ring".
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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Saturday, 24 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Canals 
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Rochdale Canal 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 841 976 [100m precision]
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