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Canals of Manchester – historical map


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Canals of Manchester – historical map

This map covers the region between Bolton, Partington, Stalybridge, and Castleton, with a scale of about 1.3 inches to 1 mile. It is the first to show all local waterways, including abandoned ones and underground canals in the Duke of Bridgewater’s collieries. The map is 16″ by 25″ and comes in a folded card cover. An experienced canal historian and mapmaker from sources compiled it.

Manchester played a significant role in Britain’s waterway history. In 1759, the Duke of Bridgewater constructed a canal to supply Manchester, which was a success and triggered the “Canal Age.” This canal provided affordable transport, fuel, and other raw materials that stimulated industrial growth. As a result, more canals were built, such as the Manchester Ship Canal, which opened in 1894.

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Richard Dean


Map (historical)

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