Fountain in the Canal

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Fountain in the Canal
Fountain in the Canal

The narrow channel leads into a former basin where the canal made a right angle turn. There was once a stop lock where the embankment is to the left of the photo.  This raised the canal through 15cm (6 inches), before descending through four more locks to meet the River Irwell.  The stop lock prevented the Manchester & Salford Junction Canal taking previous water from the Rochdale Canal.  Pumping from the River Irwell was required to supply the water for the summit pound above the stop lock.

Waterway and Kilometerage MASJ 00.965.01
OS Grid Reference SJ 83818 97646
Date and Time 160201 121402
Copyright © Paul Balmer

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