Canals & waterways (7 pages found in this category)

Calder and Hebble Navigation

Constructed between 1758 and 1834, the navigation makes the River Calder navigable between Sowerby Bridge and Wakefield in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Manchester Ship Canal

The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36-mile-long (58 km) inland waterway in the North West of England linking Manchester to the Irish Sea.

Mine boat

Boats built to transport coal from the Duke of Bridgewater’s pits in Worsley

Standedge crossings

Standedge has been a major Pennine crossing point for more than 2,000 years.

Stanley Ferry Aqueduct

World’s largest cast-iron aqueduct when it was built between 1837 and 1839.


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Worsley dry docks

Earliest surviving example of a dry dock on Britain’s canals.