Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal :: Shared Description

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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SD7506 : Nob End Locks and the Meccano Bridge by David Dixon
SD7506 : Nob End Locks, Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal by David Dixon
SD7706 : Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal near Bridge#16 by David Dixon
SD7707 : Canalside Apartments, Radcliffe by David Dixon
SD7908 : Swan and Bridge, Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal by David Dixon
SD7807 : Coots on the Canal by David Dixon
SD7807 : Bury & Bolton Canal by David Dixon
SD7706 : Canalside Buildings at Nickerhole by David Dixon
SD7807 : Foggy Canal, Radcliffe by David Dixon
SD7506 : Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal by David Dixon
SD7807 : Red, White and Black by David Dixon
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SD7807 : Family of Swans at Radcliffe by David Dixon
SD7908 : Disgruntled Swan by David Dixon
SD7807 : Manchester, Bury and Bolton Canal, Coney Green by David Dixon
SD7506 : Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Milestone 8 at Nob End by David Dixon
SD7908 : Withins Bridge, Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal by David Dixon
SD7506 : The canal near Prestolee Bridge by Raymond Knapman
SD7706 : Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal by David Dixon
SD7506 : Prestolee Aqueduct by David Dixon
SD7807 : The Aquatic Pigeon by David Dixon
SD7706 : Moorhen on the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal near Radcliffe by David Dixon
SD7506 : Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Site of Breach by David Dixon
SD7807 : In a Line by David Dixon
SD7506 : Canal Basin, Nob End by David Dixon

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Created: Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Updated: Tue, 16 Nov 2010

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