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Duke of Bridgewater"s underground canals at Worsley.

Frank Mullineux

Duke of Bridgewater"s underground canals at Worsley.

by Frank Mullineux

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Published by Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society in Manchester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from the Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, vol. 71,1961.

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Open LibraryOL13881080M

The length of the canal in Salford, from the underground canals that served the mines of Worsley to the world’s first passenger railway in Patricroft and the aqueduct at Barton, tell the story of a period when this small area changed the world. Passenger services started on the canal operated by the Duke of Bridgewater, using his own. This was the brainchild of the Duke of Bridgewater's agent, John Gilbert. For more information see Atkinson, Glen The Canal Duke's collieries. Worsley (Neil Richardson, ) Mullineux, Frank The Duke of Bridgewater's underground canals at Worsley (Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society, reprint,).

The whole reason for the construction of the canal was to provide cheep transport for moving coal from the Duke of Bridgewater's mines to the center of Manchester. At Worsley Delph is a stone quarry backed by a large sandstone cliff. From here a system of tunnels and an underground inclined plain linked the Dukes mines to the canal. Two exits from the underground canals of the coal mine can still be seen. Against the left hand cliff face lies a half sunk ‘starvationer’ (boats that carried coal out from the mine). Castlefields in the centre of Manchester lies at the junction of the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal and the Rochdale Canal. There are restored wharves, fine.

Duke of Bridgewater Archive Description: The archive consists of over individual items relating to the family history of the Egertons, and the acquisition of land and the building of the Bridgewater Canal, including correspondence, plans, maps, accounts, etc. of the canal and the underground mines at Worsley. M ine boats or M boats, commonly known as starvationers, were built from to transport first spoil, and then coal, from the Duke of Bridgewater’s underground levels An extensive network of underground canals that drained the Duke of Bridgewater's coal pits emerge into the open at the Delph in Worsley, Greater Manchester. in Worsley to Manchester via the Bridgewater Canal.


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Duke of Bridgewater"s underground canals at Worsley by Frank Mullineux Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester.

It was opened in from Worsley to Manchester, and Duke of Bridgewaters underground canals at Worsley. book extended from Manchester to Runcorn, and then from Worsley to : 41 miles (66 km).

The coal seams ran under higher ground to the north of Worsley and the Duke's land agent, John Gilbert, saw that it was possible to connect the Bridgewater Canal directly to the mines by way of an underground canal. Running from the Delph at Worsley, work started in and by Walkden had been reached with Buckley Lane being reached in The History of Inland Navigations: Particularly Those of the Duke of Bridgwater, in Lancashire and Cheshire by James Brindley and Francis Egerton Bridgewater (Duke of), There is a great site with loads more material about the canal (including the passage below) here: Duke of Bridgewater’s Underground Canal at Worsley.

The Worsley Underground Canals cover all these topics and much more. The only visible sign of the canal is the two entrance tunnels at the Delph at Worsley although over 40 miles of underground canal still lies beneath the surface.

This Web site will attempt to give you a brief overview of the underground canal, and will try to answer some of. Life. Bridgewater, the younger son of Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgewater, was born on the 21 May Upon the death of their father inhis elder brother inherited the title to become John Egerton, 2nd Duke of died only three years later, and Francis succeeded to the dukedom at the age of twelve, becoming 3rd Duke of Bridgewater and 6th Earl of Bridgewater.

A guide to the Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canal system at Worsley, near Manchester. DUKE OF BRIDGEWATER'S UNDERGROUND CANAL AT WORSLEY.

LATEST NEWS. No changes externally at Worsley Delph. The underground canal network was started in from the rock face of the quarry at Worsley Delph and named “the Level”. [7] [c] The Bridgewater Canal starts where the Navigable Levels exit the rock face at the Delph.

Its eliptical entrance arch is 8 feet wide and 82 feet above sea level. I'm always grateful to hear of any details of underground canals.

IP: Vanoord Joined: 28/11/ Location: North Wales View Profile View Posts View Personal Album View Personal Files View all Photos Send Private Message: Worsley Colliery & Navigable Levels - Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals.

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Bridgewater Collieries originated from the coal mines on the Manchester Coalfield in Worsley in the historic county of Lancashire owned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater in the second half of the 18th century.

After the Duke's death in his estate was managed by the Bridgewater Trustees until the 3rd Earl of Ellesmere inherited the estates in Next tour: Sunday 10 May Meet: outside Worsley Village Library, Worsley Road, 12 g: Please press here to book with eventbrite.

Picturesque black-and-white timber-framed waterside buildings, Britain’s first man-made waterway, and underground canals running through the Delph, a dramatic 52 mile system of caves and tunnels. These are some of the reasons why Worsley is one of. 3) Worsley Delph. Worsley Delph is another attraction that was very important to the history of the Bridgewater Canal.

This is the entrance to the underground canal in the Duke of Bridgewater’s mines where coal was brought out of and from here travelled along the canal to the local towns and cities. The Bridgewater Canal is sometimes described as England’s first canal.

Named after its owner, Francis Egerton the third Duke of Bridgewater who built the Canal to transport coal from his mines at Worsley to the industrial areas of Manchester, the Bridgewater Canal was the forerunner of canal networks.

Worsley (/ ˈ w ɔːr z l i /) is a district and suburban town within the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, England, which in had a population of 10, It lies along Worsley Brook, miles ( km) west of M60 motorway bisects the area.

Historically part of Lancashire, there is evidence of Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity, including two. Jan 8, - Explore bendy_beauty's board "Old Worsley", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Worsley, Olds, Manchester pins. Celebrating the Salford stretch of the world famous Bridgewater Canal Established inthe Bridgewater Canal's story began in Salford.

An exciting new phase for the canal is just beginning. Supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Salford City Council is working in partnership with the Bridgewater Canal Company to revitalise this much loved waterway.

The Worsley Navigable Levels are an extensive series of coal mines in Worsley in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, were worked largely by the use of underground canals (the navigable levels) and boats called starvationers.

Coal getting is known in the area from as early as but large scale development was left until the tenure of. Hassall, ER and Trickett, J P: The Duke of Bridgewater’s underground canals, The Mining Engineer, Octpp llineaux, Frank: The Duke of Bridgewater’s underground canals at Worsley, reprinted from The Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Vol.

71. Worsley Delph, the entrance to the Duke of Bridgewater's underground mines The Act of Parliament allowing the building of the Bridgewater Canal was passed in The construction of the canal had already started when James Brindley became involved.duke of bridgewater's underground canal at worsley.

The Inclined Plane. The main tunnel of the underground canal yards long and ran from Worsley Delph heading Northwards, ending near Buckley Lane in Farnworth. Duke of Bridgewater 's canal, the first canal, by Brindley perhaps its Duke of Bridgwater inspected by a team of miners as it was owned by British Coal .