Huddersfield Broad Canal :: Shared Description

The Huddersfield Broad Canal runs between the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in the centre of Huddersfield to the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Cooper Bridge.

The Huddersfield Broad Canal was originally known as the Cooper Canal, as it branched off the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Cooper Bridge. It was later known as Sir John Ramsden's Canal, after the Lord of the Manor and main land-owner. It later became known as the Broad Canal to distinguish it from the Narrow Canal.

Opened in 1776, the canal was vital to the rapidly developing textile industry in Huddersfield, bringing in coal and shipping out finished textiles. It became part of a trans-Pennine route in 1811 when the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was opened, joined the Broad Canal at Aspley Basin

Canal traffic began to decline in the mid to late 1800ís with the rise of the railways but the Broad Canal continued to carry commercial traffic, particularly coal for power stations, until 1953. After the formation of British Waterways in 1962, the canal was designated a cruiseway in 1968, which meant that its future use was mainly for leisure traffic.
by David Dixon
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SE1618 : Lock No. 6, Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1417 : Retaining walls alongside the Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1518 : Young trees by the canal by Stephen Craven
SE1416 : Huddersfield Broad Canal, Aspley Basin by David Dixon
SE1516 : Aspley Wharf Marina Moorings by David Dixon
SE1618 : Riddings Bridge & Lock 6, Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1719 : Huddersfield Broad Canal - Johnson's Lock and bridge by Stephen Craven
SE1518 : Two miles to Huddersfield by Stephen Craven
SE1518 : Fieldhouse Lane bridge, Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1417 : Huddersfield incinerator from the canal by Stephen Craven
SE1619 : Lock no. 4, Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1416 : Huddersfield Canals, Lock 1 by David Dixon
SE1417 : Bridge 11a, Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1618 : Lock no. 5, Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1516 : Aspley Wharf, Huddersfield Broad Canal by David Dixon
SE1719 : Aqueduct over the canal near Bradley by Stephen Craven
SE1518 : Bridge 11 and lock 9, Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1417 : Huddersfield Broad Canal from Leeds Road Bridge by Stephen Craven
SE1719 : Huddersfield Broad Canal - Johnson's Lock by Stephen Craven
SE1416 : Huddersfield Broad Canal by David Dixon
SE1619 : Footbridge and old railway viaduct, Huddersfield Broad Canal by Stephen Craven
SE1416 : John Ramsden Court, Huddersfield Broad Canal by David Dixon
SE1618 : Cyclist on the canal towpath below Riddings Bridge by Stephen Craven
SE1516 : Huddersfield Broad Canal, Aspley Wharf by David Dixon
SE1417 : Old and new chimneys by Stephen Craven

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Created: Thu, 8 Jan 2015, Updated: Thu, 8 Jan 2015

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