Ashton Canal

The Ashton Canal is a narrow canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 6 miles and 6½ furlongs through 18 locks from Ducie Street Junction (where it joins the Rochdale Canal) to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction (where it joins the Huddersfield Narrow Canal).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 74 feet long and 7 feet and 3 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 6 feet and 5 inches. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 7 inches.

It has a junction with the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) at Dukinfield Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Ancoats Locks, Beswick Locks, Clayton Locks and Supermarket Tunnel

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Ducie Street Junction
Junction of Rochdale and Ashton Canals
Ducie Street Road Bridge ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Jutland Street Bridge No 2 ½ furlongs 0 locks
Jutland Street Arm ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Store Street Aqueduct 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Piccadilly Village Footbridge 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Piccadilly Village Footbridge Arm 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Piccadilly Village Arm 2 furlongs 0 locks
Piccadilly Village 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Great Ancoats Street Bridge No 3 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Junction with Islington Branch (Closed) 3¼ furlongs 1 lock
Ancoats Lock No 2 3½ furlongs 1 lock
Junction with the New Islington Canal Arm
Water point on the side of the house (present in 2001), don't know if it's still there.
3¾ furlongs 2 locks
Ancoats Top Lock No 3 4 furlongs 2 locks
Carruthers Street Bridge No 4 5¼ furlongs 3 locks
Beswick Street Bridge No 5 6 furlongs 3 locks
Cambrian Street Bridge 7¾ furlongs 3 locks
Upper Helena Street Pipebridge 1 mile and ¾ furlongs 3 locks
Beswick Aqueduct
Located under New Viaduct Street
1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
New Viaduct Street Bridge No 7 1 mile and 2 furlongs 3 locks
New Viaduct Winding Hole 1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Beswick Bottom Lock No 4 1 mile and 2½ furlongs 3 locks
Beswick Lock No 5 1 mile and 3 furlongs 4 locks
Stadium Bridge 1 mile and 3¾ furlongs 5 locks
Manchester City Football Ground 1 mile and 3¾ furlongs 5 locks
Forge Lane Bridge No 8 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 5 locks
Beswick Lock No 6 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 5 locks
Alan Turing Bridge 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs 6 locks
Beswick Top Lock Footbridge 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs 6 locks
Beswick Top Lock No 7 1 mile and 5 furlongs 6 locks
Stuart Street Bridge 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 7 locks
Clayton Power Station Aqueduct 1 mile and 7¼ furlongs 7 locks
Ashton New Road Winding Hole 1 mile and 7½ furlongs 7 locks
Ashton New Road Footbridge 2 miles 7 locks
Ashton New Road Bridge
With accompanying pipebridge
2 miles and ¼ furlongs 7 locks
Clayton Bottom Lock No 8 2 miles and ½ furlongs 7 locks
Clayton Lock Arm 2 miles and 1 furlong 8 locks
Clayton Lane Bridge No 11 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 8 locks
Clayton Lock No 9 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 8 locks
Clayton Lane Footbridge 2 miles and 2¾ furlongs 9 locks
Clayton Lock No 10 2 miles and 3½ furlongs 9 locks
Clayton Junction
Junction with the closed Stockport Branch
2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 10 locks
Clayton Lock No 11 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 10 locks
Clayton Lock No 12 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs 11 locks
Clayton Lock No 13
Pipe Bridge sits over the top gate
2 miles and 6¼ furlongs 12 locks
Clayton Lock No 14 2 miles and 7½ furlongs 13 locks
Clayton Lock No 15 3 miles and ¼ furlongs 14 locks
Edge Lane Bridge No 13 3 miles and ½ furlongs 15 locks
Clayton Top Lock No 16 3 miles and ¾ furlongs 15 locks
Droylsden Footbridge 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 16 locks
Droylsden Swing Bridge No 14 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 16 locks
Fairfield Swing Bridge No 15 3 miles and 3¾ furlongs 16 locks
Fairfield Lock No 17 3 miles and 5 furlongs 16 locks
Fairfield Top Lock Footbridge 3 miles and 6 furlongs 17 locks
Fairfield Top Lock No 18 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 17 locks
Fairfield Junction
Junction with the closed Hollinwood Branch. Access to Droylsden Marina.
3 miles and 6½ furlongs 18 locks
Fairfield Road Bridge No 17 3 miles and 7 furlongs 18 locks
Ashton Hill Lane Bridge No 18 4 miles and ¼ furlongs 18 locks
Audenshaw Bridge No 19 4 miles and 2 furlongs 18 locks
Ridgeway Bridge No 20 4 miles and 3 furlongs 18 locks
Lumb Lane Bridge No 21
This is an extremely low bridge - take care
4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 18 locks
Lumb Lane Bridge Winding Hole 4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 18 locks
M60 Bridge Winding Hole 4 miles and 6 furlongs 18 locks
M60 Motorway Bridge 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 18 locks
M60 Motorway Railway Bridge
Site of Ashton Moss Colliery
4 miles and 7 furlongs 18 locks
Hanover Street North Wharf 4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 18 locks
China Bridge No 24 5 miles and ¼ furlongs 18 locks
Manchester Road East Road Bridge 5 miles and ½ furlongs 18 locks
Guide Bridge Bridge No 25 5 miles and 1 furlong 18 locks
Guide Bridge No 26
Guide Bridge Railway Station
5 miles and 2¼ furlongs 18 locks
Jeremy Brook Footbridge No 27 5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 18 locks
Site of Factory Bridge No 27A 5 miles and 5¾ furlongs 18 locks
Walk Mill Bridge No 28
Ashton-under-Lyne
6 miles 18 locks
Dukinfield Junction
Junction of Ashton Canal with the Peak Forest Canal
6 miles and 2½ furlongs 18 locks
Portland Street Footbridge No 29 6 miles and 2½ furlongs 18 locks
Cavendish Street Bridge No 30 6 miles and 3¾ furlongs 18 locks
Supermarket Tunnel (West end) 6 miles and 4 furlongs 18 locks
Supermarket Tunnel (East end) 6 miles and 4¾ furlongs 18 locks
Ashton-under-Lyne Railway Viaduct No 32 6 miles and 5½ furlongs 18 locks
Ashton-under-Lyne Junction
Junction of Ashton and Huddersfield Narrow Canals
6 miles and 6½ furlongs 18 locks
 
 
 
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The Ashton Canal is a canal in Greater Manchester in North West England.

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[Chips, Manchester] [Dukinfield Junction] [Stockport Branch Canal] [Hollinwood Branch Canal] [Bradford, Manchester] [Beswick, Manchester] [Brunswick Mill, Ancoats] [Canal ring] [Tudor Mill, Ashton-under-Lyne]
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