Ashton Canal

Date of Act (work begun)
Date opened (completely)

Approximate cost (at opening)
Terminus points
Branches built

Greatest number of locks
Size of boats taken
Disuse for commercial traffic
Date of former abandonment
Railway ownership

1796 (except for Ancoats-Piccadilly section, completed 1799)
Piccadilly (Manchester) and Ashton
Stockport (5 miles); Beat Bank (3 miles [unfinished]); Hollinwood (4.5 miles); Fairbottom (1 mile); Werneth (1 mile); Islington (0.25 mile); Dukinfield (40 yards)
6.75 miles
70 x 7 ft
Not applicable
Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire (from 1848)

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