The Port of Rochdale


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The Rochdale Branch is about a quarter of a mile in length from its junction with the main canal at Oldham Road to Drake Street.

This branch has been reffered to as "The Port of Rochdale"

 

This is  the junction of the Rochdale Canal and the branch toward the centre of Rochdale

The canal goes under the Oldham Road (A671) and continues on  towards Littleborough.

The Rochdale branch now ends at Durham Street bridge which is seen in the photograph.

Photo May 2010

The map dates 1908.

It shows the Rochdale branch as far as the railway line with the numerous mills along the canal. This was the industrial heart of Rochdale.

Photograph from the Oldham Road shows the bridge with a path for horses to cross from one side of the canal to the other where the tow path changes sides.

 

 

Photo May 2010

Durham Street Bridge with the Rose of Lancaster (now closed) on the right.

 

 

Photo April 2010

Durham Street Bridge from the other side. Grove Mill once stood here along the branch of the canal.

 

 

 

Photo April 2010

As previous Showing Durham Street Bridge and Crossfield Mill which is in the main line of the Rochdale Canal.

 

 

 

Photo April 2010

Looking from Durham Street bridge toward the Rochdale basin The canal would have flowed straight ahead through where the trees now grow.

 

 

 

Photo April 2010

Durham Street Bridge 1983 with Grove Mill in the background

 

 

 

Photo February 1983

  The demolition of Grove Mill

 

 

 

 

Photo April 1984

 
  Halfpenny Bridge Industrial Estate., Halfpenny Bridge in the centre.

 

 

 

Photo: April 2010

 
  Close up of Halfpenny Bridge.

 

 

 

Photo: April 2010

 
  The steps up to Halfpenny Bridge from Lincoln Street.

 

 

 

Photo: April 2010

 
  The "Landing" on the Oldham Road. The entrance to Halfpenny Bridge is just past the building on the right under the railway bridge.

The photo was taken April 2010 but still advertizes "Henley Ford"

 
  Halfpenny Bridge; photo taken 1984. Just beyond the bridge is the railway bridge and the High Level road bridge. 
  This is the High Level Bridge which carried the road and rail over the canal. Just on the other side of this bridge is Halfpenny Bridge

Photo taken April 2010
  The map dates from 1908.

The map shows the Rochdale Basin from where the canal emerges from under the High Level Bridge.
  Another view of the High Level Bridge. The building on the right is the Matalan Store.
  The Matalan Store and the others on this retail park are built over what was the Rochdale Canal basin. See Map.

Photo April 2010
  Another view of the Stores built over the Canal Basin.

Photo April 2010.
  This Store is built where a large warehouse stood (see next Photo) on the corner of Drake Street and Maclure Road.

Photo March 2010
  Part of the Old warehouses that once stood on the corner of Drake Street and Maclure Road.

Origonal photo taken about 1983. 
  This is the area of the Basin infront of the old warehouses, with the houses on Drake Street in the background.

Photo Arril 2010 
  A view from the basin area across to Drake Street with the now closed Navigatio Inn.

PhotoApril 2010. 
  Many of the Public Houses along the 'Rochdale' show their association  with the Canal. No more than this one. 

Photo April 2010.
   
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