This SideTrack looks at some local and general aspects of local Canals, Locks, and Canal Bridges
|Local canals, locks & bridges|
Aire & Calder Navigation Albert Wood Lock, Sowerby Bridge Alma Road Canal Bridge, Walsden Anchor Bridge, Brighouse Anchor Pit Flood Gates, Brighouse Birks Hall Bridge, Walsden Birks Mills Lock, Walsden Black Pit Bridge, Hebden Bridge Black Pit Lock, Hebden Bridge Bottomley Lock, Todmorden Brearley Bridge, Luddendenfoot Brearley Lower Lock, Luddendenfoot Brearley Upper Bridge, Mytholmroyd Brearley Upper Lock, Sowerby Bridge Bridge at North Cut, Brighouse Brighouse canal basin Brighouse Lower Lock Brighouse Upper Lock Broadbottom Bridge, Hebden Bridge Broadbottom Lock, Hebden Bridge Brookfoot Lock, Brighouse Brookfoot Wharf, Brighouse Brooksmouth Lock Burnt Acres Bridge, Todmorden Calder & Hebble Navigation Callis Canal Bridge, Hebden Bridge Callis Lock, Hebden Bridge Changeline Bridge, Todmorden Cooper House Bridge, Luddendenfoot Copperas House Bridge, Todmorden Cromwell Lock, Brighouse Crow Nest Bridge, Hebden Bridge Crowther Bridge, Elland Deanroyd Bridge, Walsden Dobroyd Road Bridge, Todmorden Edward Kilner Lock, Brearley Elland Canal Basin Elland Lock Elland Wharf Ellen Holme Bridge, Luddendenfoot Ellen Royd Bridge, Luddendenfoot Falling Royd Bridge, Hebden Bridge Fallingroyd Bridge, Hebden Bridge Freeman's Bridge, Brighouse Freeman's Cut Ganny Lock, Brighouse Gauxholme High Lock Gauxholme Low Lock Gauxholme Middle Lock Halifax Road Bridge, Luddendenfoot Hawks Clough Bridge, Hebden Bridge Hebden Bridge Wharf High Royd Bridge, Luddendenfoot Hollins Lock, Todmorden Holmcoat Bridge, Todmorden Holmcoat Lock, Hebden Bridge Kilnhurst Bridge, Todmorden Kirkham Turn, Sowerby Bridge Kirklees Low Lock Kirklees Top Lock Lanebottom Bridge, Walsden Leeds & Liverpool Canal Library Lock, Todmorden Lightbank Bridge, Walsden Lightbank Lock, Walsden Lob Mill Lock, Todmorden
Lobb Mill Bridge, Todmorden Long Lee Lock, Elland Longbottom Bridge, Luddendenfoot Longlees Lock, Todmorden Luddendenfoot Bridge Mayroyd Bridge, Hebden Bridge Mayroyd Mill Lock, Sowerby Bridge Mearclough Bridge Moderna Way Bridge, Mytholmroyd Neptune Bridge, Hebden Bridge Nip Square Lock, Walsden North Cut, Brighouse Old Royd Lock, Todmorden Park Nook Lock, Exley Pike House Lock, Todmorden Pinnel Lock, Walsden Princess Bridge, Hebden Bridge Punchbowl Lock, Todmorden Rawden Mill Lock, Hebden Bridge Redacre Bridge, Mytholmroyd The Rochdale Canal Salt Warehouse, Sowerby Bridge Salterhebble Bottom Lock The Salterhebble branch Salterhebble canal basin Salterhebble Middle Lock Salterhebble Top Lock Sands Lock, Todmorden Shade Lock, Todmorden Shaw Wood Bridge, Todmorden Shawplains Lock, Hebden Bridge Shop Lock, Todmorden Sladen Lock, Todmorden Smithyholme Lock, Todmorden Sowerby Bridge canal basin Sowerby Bridge Lock #1 Sowerby Bridge Lock #2 Sowerby Long Bridge Stack Hills Bridge, Todmorden Station Road Bridge, Hebden Bridge Station Road Bridge, Luddendenfoot Stone House Bridge, Todmorden Stoney Spring Bridge Stoodley Bridge, Todmorden Strangstry Bridge, Elland Stubbing Brink Bridge, Hebden Bridge Stubbing Lower Lock, Hebden Bridge Stubbing Upper Lock, Hebden Bridge Tag Cut, Elland Thickone Lock, Todmorden Todmorden Lock #19 Tower Hill Bridge, Sowerby Bridge Travis Mill Lock, Walsden Tuel Lane Lock, Sowerby Bridge Wadsworth Mill Lock, Todmorden Warland Bridge, Walsden Warland Gate Bridge, Walsden Warland Lower Lock, Todmorden Warland Upper Lock, Todmorden West Summit Lock, Todmorden Wet Dock, Sowerby Bridge White Lee Bridge, Mytholmroyd Winterbutlee Lock, Todmorden Woodhouse Bridge, Copley Woodhouse Mill Bridge, Langfield Woodside Mills Lock, Elland
Most of the locks & bridges are listed
|Other entries relating to canals|
Balance beam Barge Box boat Bridgewater canal Buckby can Butty boat Calder keel Canal basin Canal interpretation centre Clegg Brothers Cratch Cut Dumb boat William Dutton Flash lock Flood lock Fly boat Footboard Guillotine lock Hebden Bridge Horse marine Humber keel Ice-breaker Jessop & Crossley Josher
Long boat John Longbotham Mersey flat Richard Milnes Monkey boat Narrow boat Number one Paddle Pound Pound lock Puddle clay Riser Roses & castles Sill Sowerby Bridge weigh-house Staircase lock Staith Starvationer Summit level Swan's neck Thornhill Power Station Tom Pudding barge Turk's Head Yorkshire Narrowboat
Cuts were constructed to make the rivers navigable in the 17th century.
In 1565, a cut was made linking Exeter and Topsham.
The first Canal Act was passed in 1759, and James Brindley designed the Worsley-Manchester canal – aka the Bridgewater Canal – the first dead-water canal, for the Duke of Bridgewater. This canal opened in 1761 and led to the construction of a national network of inland waterways for transport and industrial supplies.
The Duke of Bridgewater was the first – and last – person to pay for a private canal. After that, companies of land-owners, manufacturers and miners were formed to finance the waterways. By 1830, 4,000 miles of canals connected Britain's industrial districts.
The most important of these were:
Many reservoirs were built to maintain the canals.
There were 2 types of canal: those for narrow boats were up to 7 ft in width, and the broad canals were up to 14 ft wide and could accommodate barges.
The canals quickly replaced the packhorse trade; a single boat could carry the equivalent of 600 packhorses
Revised 14:09 /23rd August 2018 / mmc23 / 17049
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