Rochdale Canal

Date of Act (work begun)
Date opened (completely)
Approximate cost (at opening)
Terminus points

Branches built

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

Railway ownership

1794
1804
£600,000
Bridgewater canal (Castlefield, Manchester) and Calder & Hebble Navigation (Sowerby Bridge)
Rochdale (0.5 mile, opened 1798); Heywood (1.5 miles, opened 1834)
33 miles
92 (now 91)
74 ft x 14 ft 2 in
1937 (last boat over full length of canal)
1952 (except for locks 84 to 92, the last boat over this stretch being in 1958)
Not applicable (i.e. never bought out)

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