Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: Shared Description

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.
by Kate Jewell
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SE1338 : Narrowboats moored along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SE1537 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Gallows Bridge (207D) by David Dixon
SD5010 : Narrowboats moored along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SE1040 : The Top Lock at Bingley Five-Rise by David Dixon
SE2933 : The end of the Leeds and Liverpool by Gerald England
SE1838 : Dobsons Locks by Ashley Dace
SD6425 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Feniscowles by David Dixon
SD8132 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bridge#124C by David Dixon
SE1437 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Salts Wharf by David Dixon
SD5705 : The Orwell at Wigan Pier by Gerald England
SE1040 : Moored narrowboat along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD9851 : Narrowboats at Skipton by Stephen McKay
SE2933 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Wharf Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SD5920 : Johnson's Hillock Lock No 61 by Mat Fascione
SD8435 : Narrow boat "Ruby" on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by JThomas
SD5921 : Johnson's Hillock Top Lock No 58 by Mat Fascione
SE2137 : Pipebridge across the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD6224 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Brimmicroft by Mat Fascione
SE0941 : Morton Swing Bridge No 198A by Mat Fascione
SD7230 : Norden Bridge No 107A by Mat Fascione
SD5907 : Leeds and Liverpool canal, Bridge at Basin Quay by David Dixon
SD5606 : Ell Meadow Lock No 89 on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal by Mat Fascione
SD9153 : Viaduct Sluice, Leeds & Liverpool Canal by N Chadwick
SE0046 : Leeds and Liverpool Canal at High Farnhill by Mat Fascione
SD9153 : Bank Newton Lock keeper's Cottage by N Chadwick

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Created: Mon, 22 Mar 2010, Updated: Mon, 22 Mar 2010

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