Build a canal. 1075844 established by the mayor of stockport l gordon bayley mbe in 1980.
Canal bike ride via the stockport branch.
Stockport canal. Stockport canal basin at the terminus of the stockport branch canal. It was in a lozenge shaped area of land bounded on the east by lancashire hill and gordon street and on the west by sheffield street and it was bisected by wharf street. The stockport branch was opened in 1797 as an afterthough to the manchester ashton under lyne and oldham canal system in order to transport coal from the collieries in the ashton and oldham area to stockport.
Stockport is a large market and industrial town in the metropolitan borough of stockport in greater manchester england south east of manchester city centre north of macclesfield east of trafford and south west of tameside where the river goyt and tame merge to create the river mersey it is the largest town in the metropolitan borough of the same name. Stockport canal basin was located just beyond lancashire hill bridge in stockport. It s aims are to rebuild the line of the canal and restore it to full navigational use for the benefit of local people and visitors.
It took many years to fill in and this was a disagreeable procedure for people living along its length. Stockport basin was the first section to be filled in but it was not until 1962 that the canal was officially abandoned by the british transport commission who had been responsible for it since 1948. Stockport canal basin 1896.
About the stockport canal boat trust. It went through gorton abbey hey and reddish and it opened for trade in 1797. The stockport branch of the manchester and ashton canal now infilled ran from clayton manchester to lancashire hill stockport.
I have updated some of the information in red and added some new pictures here these canal bike rides are like buses you wait for one then two come along at once. Version 2 updated 19th june. The manchester stockport canal society has been formed to promote the regeneration of what was the stockport arm of the ashton canal.
The canal left the main line of the ashton canal at stockport junction otherwise clayton junction between locks 10 and 11 at clayton and it terminated at stockport basin just beyond the top of lancashire hill it was just less than five miles long 7 87 km and it was lock free. Marple wharf church street off church lane marple stockport sk6 6bw what we do the trust offers day trips for people with disabilities around the canals of north west england aboard the specially designed wheelchair friendly canal narrow boat new horizons. New horizons the trust s canal boat was launched by hrh the prince of wales in 1981 it is operated as a registered charity stockport canal boat trust for disabled people charity no.
Marple locks church st marple stockport cheshire sk6 6bn the peak forest canal opened in 1800 to transport limestone from derbyshire to the rest of the country and is the perfect location to study the history and geography of the local area. Two new pictures of the old gorton canal yard added here.