Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch)

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) is a broad canal and is part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It runs for 7 miles and 2½ furlongs through 2 locks from Leigh Bridge No 11 (where it joins the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch)) to Wigan Junction (where it joins the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 8 inches. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 11 inches.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Leigh Bridge No 11
Junction of the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch).
Quayside Winding Hole ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Leigh Pipe Bridge 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Leigh Bypass Road Bridge No 11A 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Springfield Footbridge No 10 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Glazebrook Aqueduct
Aqueduct is over the Westleigh Brook
4 furlongs 0 locks
Golf Course Narrows 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Common Lane Footbridge No 9 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pennington Flash 1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Narrows 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Winding Hole 1 mile and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Pennington Wharf Marina 1 mile and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Visitor Moorings 1 mile and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Plank Lane Pipe Bridge 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Plank Lane Bridge No 8
Lift Bridge and site of former Colliery
1 mile and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Gerrards Bridge No 6 2 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Gerrards Bridge Winding Hole 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Smiths Bridge No 5 2 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Dover Bridge No 4 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
The Dover Lock Inn PH
Reported closed down as of 6th June 2018
3 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Dover Lock No 2 (narrows)
Site of former lock made unnecessary by mining subsidence.
3 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Dover Lock No 2 Winding Hole 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Dover Lock No 1 (narrows)
Site of one of the two Dover locks made unnecessary by mining subsidence
3 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Lily Lane Aqueduct 4 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bamfurlong Bridge No 3 4 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Bamfurlong Railway Bridge 4 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Bamfurlong Winding Hole 4 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ince Moss Railway Bridge No 2A 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ince Moss Winding Hole 5 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Moss Bridge No 2 6 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Scotsman's Flash
Pearson's flash is on the other side
6 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Scotsman's Flash Railway Bridge 6 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Poolstock Bottom Lock Footbridge 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Poolstock Bottom Lock No 2 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Poolstock Water Pipe Bridge 6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 1 lock
Poolstock Top Lock Footbridge No 1D 6 miles and 7 furlongs 1 lock
Poolstock Top Lock No 1 6 miles and 7¼ furlongs 1 lock
Lyons Bridge No 1B
New bridge, the old one appears to have been demolished.
7 miles and 1½ furlongs 2 locks
Westwood Power Station Cable Bridge No 1A 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Aireys Footbridge No 1 7 miles and 2 furlongs 2 locks
Wigan Junction
Junction of Leeds and Liverpool Main Line and Leigh Branch
7 miles and 2½ furlongs 2 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in Northern England, linking the cities of Leeds and Liverpool. Over a distance of 127 miles (204 km), it crosses the Pennines, and includes 91 locks on the main line. It has several small branches, and in the early 21st century a new link was constructed into the Liverpool docks system.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Leeds and Liverpool Canal
[Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society] [Lancaster Canal] [Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal] [Salisbury Dock] [Downholland] [River Lostock] [River Douglas (Lancashire)] [Thackley] [Ewood Aqueduct]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:13