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Macclesfield Canal

W. H. Shercliff

Macclesfield Canal

its economic importance to North-East Cheshire

by W. H. Shercliff

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Published by s.n. in [s.l .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from the Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Vol. 83, 1985.

Other titlesTransactions of the Lancashireand Cheshire Antiquarian Society.
StatementbyW.H. Shercliff.
ContributionsLancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13858606M

Macclesfield Canal (access from various points). Macclesfield Canal runs between Marple to the north, and Scholar Green to the south, passing through the eastern edge of the town. It forms part of the Cheshire Ring ( miles/ km, locks) which passes through some spectacular scenery. The Macclesfield Canal runs between Marple and Hall Green, near Kidsgrove, UK. It passes through Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton, stretching about 26 miles long and with 13 locks. It links the Peak Forest Canal with the Trent and Mersey Canal and forms part of the "Cheshire Ring". The Macclesfield Canal was one of the last narrow canals to be built in Britain, opened on 9th November .

English: Fleuron from book: Articles exhibited by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses in Parliament assembled, In the Name of Themselves, and of all the Commons of Great Britain, against Thomas Earl of Macclesfield, In Maintenance of their impeachment Against Him for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Articles exhibited by the Knights Fleuron.   SBN There are more modern versions of this book available today from all good booksellers and many canalside outlets. Walking Guides. Cheshire Ring Canal Walk 1, Marple to Macclesfield, Cheshire County Council, , ISBN Cheshire Ring Canal Walk 2, Macclesfield to Congleton, Cheshire County Council, , ISBN

  A slow and relaxing canal journey. Filmed on the Macclesfield Canal. Turn the sound down so it's just audible for the best effect Enjoy! The canal is notable for its lack of locks. Apart from a cluster of twelve between Congleton and Macclesfield, there is a single lock on the canal (lock 13); a stop lock at the junction between the Macclesfield canal and what was then the Hall Green Branch of the Trent and Mersey. The canal was built relatively late () and by then the practice was to cluster locks, which was thought more.


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Macclesfield Canal by W. H. Shercliff Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Macclesfield Canal. The Macclesfield Canal runs for about 27½ miles from its junction with the Peak Forest Canal at Marple, via 12 locks at Bosley, to its junction with the Trent & Mersey Canal at Kidsgrove(the original canal length to Hall Green is 26 1/4 miles).

The Macclesfield Canal is a canal in east Cheshire, were various proposals for a canal to connect the town of Macclesfield to the national network from onwards, but it was not until that a scheme came to fruition.

There were already suggestions by that date that a railway would be better, but the committee that had been formed elected for a canal, and the engineer Construction began: The Macclesfield Canal was designed as a direct link between Manchester and the Midlands, and following its Act ofthe canal opened five years later.

It was one of the last narrow-gauge canals (locks 7ft wide) to be built, and the audacious 'cut and fill' techniques, high embankments and ambitious cuttings are all indicative of Thomas.

THE MACCLESFIElD CANAL. [See Plate ] From the north end. pf Harecastle tunnel, a line of canal has been made, which, skirting the Derbyshire hills, passes by the manufacturing towns of Congleton and Macclesfield, to the Peak Forest canal at Marple.

Macclesfield Canal Pub Guide Details of pubs canalside or a short distance from The Macclesfield Canal between Hardings Wood Junction and Marple Junction showing location (including postcode), map, telephone number and services/facilities available.

Canal Boat Inspection at Macclesfield in the 's During I was researching the local quarry industry in the Local History section of Macclesfield Library when I came across a small book at the bottom of a cardboard box containing a variety of papers and booklets.

On closer examination it proved to be the Canal Inspector's Pocket Book. Charity the Canal and River Trust, which looks after 2, miles of waterways in England and Wales, is behind the work. Darren Spann, project manager, said: “The Macclesfield Canal is a hugely popular canal used by the community every day to go for a walk or cycle along and for the thousands of boaters who visit each year.

Explore the beautiful Macclesfield Canal. Take to the water with one of our day hire narrow boats, or enjoy a relaxing cycle ride along the canal or the Middlewood Way. Find Out More. About Us. We are based in the village of Bollington, on the Macclesfield Canal.

We offer long term moorings, hard standing as well as all fuels, boat services. The Macclesfield Canal brought trade in Bollington to life, providing for the first time a means of getting raw materials into the town and finished products out in bulk and quickly – only a one day journey to/from also provided the incentive to build the two great mills on its banks, Clarence and Adelphi.

The first sod was cut at Bollington, though we don’t know where, but. Macclesfield Canal Pubs/Cafes. The Ring O' Bells is a good choice for some refreshments on the route.

Located in Marple the year old pub boasts a large award winning beer terrace/garden overlooking the canal. It's a great place to relax and enjoy a drink in the summer when there are weekly brass band concerts.

The friendly pub is located. A mostly green, lush, rural canal, the Macclesfield canal runs for 26 miles connecting the Peak Forest Canal to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Be aware. If you’re planning to connect to the Peak Forest Canal as you’ll be met with the flight of locks known as Marple Lock.

16. Macclesfield Canal The Macclesfield Canal is a canal in east Cheshire, were various proposals for a canal to connect the town of Macclesfield to the national network from onwards, but it was not until that a scheme came to fruition.

Restaurants near Macclesfield Canal: ( mi) The Boars Head ( mi) Tom Yam ( mi) Mr Chong ( mi) Hickory's Smokehouse Poynton ( mi) Blue Nile Restaurant; View all restaurants near Macclesfield Canal on Tripadvisor $/5(22). One more click to download free walks in the beautiful Macclesfield area.

Simply click on one of the options to download the maps and descriptions. Walks for all in Cheshire East (wheel and push-chair friendly) 10 walks - 4 miles Adlington walk miles Bollington walk (wheel and push-chair friendly) miles Bollington walk miles.

The next feature on this stretch of the canal is the aqueduct which carries the Macclesfield canal over the River Dane, a river which starts on Axe Head Moor and eventually merges with the River Weaver.

The Aqueduct is quite high up and you cant help but peer over the edge. The Macclesfield Canal runs from its junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal at Harding's Wood to its junction with the Peak Forest Canal at Marple.

It is largely a rural canal but does pass through Congleton and Macclesfield which is handy for boaters wanting supplies/ TripAdvisor reviews. The Macclesfield Canal from Red Bull Junction on the Trent and Mersey to Marple Cheshire. Researched and Written by Jeannette Briggs.

The Macclesfield Canal was built to link the Trent and Mersey Canal from the Midlands to Manchester via the silk weaving town of le for narrow beam canal boat and is relatively "new" (ie not started until ).

The Canal & River Trust is a national charity and management of the individual canals is devolved to a number of waterways for local governance and operation. The Macclesfield Canal lies within the Manchester, Pennine and Potteries Waterway Partnership – which is also responsible for 7 other canals.

Trent and Mersey Peak Forest. Find the perfect macclesfield canal stock photo. Huge collection, amazing choice, + million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. No need to register, buy now. Macclesfield Canal, Poynton: Hours, Address, Macclesfield Canal Reviews: /5.

Europe ; United Kingdom (UK) England ; Cheshire ; Poynton ; Things to do in Poynton ; there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date. Macclesfield Canal. 23 Reviews #3 of 10 things to do in / TripAdvisor reviews.

The Bridgewater Canal was the first canal to be built in England which didn’t follow an existing watercourse, so becoming a model for the man-made waterways that followed it.

In this region you can also cruise the Trent and Mersey Canal and the Macclesfield Canal, which form part of the Cheshire Ring, all of which provide some fascinating.Pearson's Canal Companions have achieved a high status with canal users of all kinds.

These lively, colourful and committed books are generally regarded as the most detailed, informative and entertaining guides to the inland waterways. Each of the guides we offer cover the routes with large scale and highly detailed maps accompanied by a wide.The Macclesfield Canal Starting at the summit level of the Trent & Mersey, the Macclesfield Canal climbs even higher and becomes one of the highest levels on the system ( feet) to overlook the Cheshire Plain and cling to the skirts of the Pennines.