It was built by the proprietors of the manchester bolton and bury canal navigation and railway company who had in 1831 converted from a canal company. These are funded from the sales of maps and dvds for the open canals.
The workshops of the manchester bolton and bury canal were built roughly around 1850 and were used to build maintain and launch boats as well as help maintain the rest of the canal.
Manchester bolton bury canal. Here it split into two. Images circulated on social media show around three or. Matthew clark publicity officer for the manchester bolton bury canal has started a series of videos entitled canal spotlights.
Nob end little lever is the centre of the canal in that the three arms radiate from this location. The manchester and bolton railway was a railway in the historic county of lancashire england connecting salford to bolton. The manchester bolton bury canal is a disused canal in greater manchester england built to link bolton and bury with manchester.
The manchester bolton bury canal originally ran north from salford on the river irwell near manchester to prestolee near the village of little lever. Two of its major aqueducts are still standing. A number of large fish have been seen floating on the surface of a canal but experts admit they are not completely certain of how they died.
The 15 miles of canal had 17 locks including 4 staircases of two or three locks together. The main line continued to bury while a branch headed north west to bolton. The canal when fully opened was 15 miles 1 furlong 24 3 km long.
It was planned to be a narrow canal which would run from the centre of manchester to a point between both bolton and bury. The manchester bolton and bury canal ran from salford to prestolee near little lever from where one arm ran to bolton and another to bury. Manchester bolton bury canal restoration free free maps for download in a choice of acrobat pdf and memory map qct formats the waterway routes maps for all the canal restoration projects are free to download.
It connected to the river irwell in manchester. Manchester bolton bury canal history. The manchester bolton bury canal is a disused canal in greater manchester england built to link bolton and bury with manchester the canal when fully opened was 15 miles 1 furlong 24 3 km long.
It was accessed via a junction with the river irwell in salford. Now derelict the canal is under active restoration. The society s objectives are to restore reconstruct preserve maintain and improve the manchester bolton bury canal from nob end little lever to the river irwell in salford to church wharf in bolton and to bury bridges in bury.
1789 the original plan for the manchester bolton bury canal was to create a link on which goods from both bolton and bury could be carried to the growing city of manchester. It was accessed via a junction with the river irwell in salford seventeen locks were required to climb to the summit as it passed through pendleton heading northwest to prestolee before it split.