SJ9098 : Droylsden Marina

taken 8 years ago, near to Droylsden, Tameside, Great Britain

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Droylsden Marina
Droylsden Marina
Developed on the line of the former Hollinwood Branch of the Ashton Canal. See LinkExternal link . The area around the basin is due to be developed with residential accommodation.
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.

History: LinkExternal link

Droylsden Marina :: SJ9097


The marina is an arm of the Ashton Canal on what was originally the Hollinwood Branch Canal. It was developed in 2008 and opened in 2009. LinkExternal link It is managed by Portland Basin Marina LinkExternal link and lies within the Droyslden Wharf development by the Watkin Jones Group of new houses.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 10 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Ashton Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9025 9800 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7179N 2:8.9026W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9027 9802
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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