SJ8498 : The end of the Ashton Canal

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

The end of the Ashton Canal
The end of the Ashton Canal
This is the last basin on the Ashton Canal. To the right the canal passes under Bridge #1, Ducie Street, to enter the Rochdale Canal. In the background on the left is the curved Gateway House on (Piccadilly) Station Approach.
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.

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Date Taken
Friday, 8 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 11 August, 2014
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Canals 
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Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8482 9809 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7587N 2:13.8118W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8485 9811
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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