SJ9495 : Peak Forest Canal

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

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Peak Forest Canal
Peak Forest Canal
The three-storey Wharfinger's Warehouse on the left was erected by the Peak Forest Canal Company in 1828. It is a Grade II listed building now used as offices by the Tameside & Glossop Primary Care Mental Health Service.

Manchester Road Canal Bridge was built in 1804. The original elliptical-arch tunnel which is grooved for stop planks was widened to the North in the mid 1800s with a truncated elliptical keystone arch which is now partly obscured by the 20th century footpath bridge.

The new houses being built on the right are on the site of the former Automaster Works.
Peak Forest Canal

The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne and Whaley Bridge.

It was built to link the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries.

The Lower Peak Forest Canal forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways website including a "virtual tour" of the canal
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for information on the history of the canal

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Date Taken
Monday, 19 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Tree (from Tags)
Weeping Willow 
Trees (from Tags)
Former (from Tags)
Canal Warehouse 
Date (from Tags)
1828  1804 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9434 9512 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.1684N 2:5.2019W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9434 9514
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Roving Bridge  Canal Bridge  Canal  Willow Tree  Engineering Works (Site of Former)  New Houses  Offices  Primary Care Trust 

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