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The Duke of Bridgewater"s canal.

J. Saunders

The Duke of Bridgewater"s canal.

by J. Saunders

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ContributionsManchester Polytechnic. Department of English and History.
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Open LibraryOL14864077M

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 later extended from Manchester to Runcorn, and then from Worsley to Leigh. Francis Egerton, 3rd duke of Bridgewater, Bridgewater also spelled Bridgwater, (born , Worsley, Lancashire, Eng.—died March 8, , London), founder of British inland navigation, whose canal, built from his estates at Worsley to the city of Manchester, is called the Bridgewater canal.. His father, who was created duke in , was the great-great-grandson .

  Buy The Duke of Bridgewater - His Canal by John Aldred from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Author: John Aldred. The Bridgewater Canal was sold in to the Manchester Ship Canal Company for £1,, The Duke died in London on March 8, , and .

History of the Bridgewater Canal A walk along the banks of the Bridgewater Canal is a journey to the past and a glimpse into the future. Every stretch of the waterway has a story to tell us about human ingenuity, endurance and events that shaped both Salford and the world. The Duke of Bridgewater. Posted on 06/11/ 06/11/ by Richard Vobes. The Canal Duke I have been reading a rather splendid book about the Canal Duke which I thought I would share with you. Being that Francis Egerton is the man credited with starting the Canal Mania on the late 18th Century, I thought I better gen up on him and his life.


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The Duke Of Bridgewater's Canal Paperback – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, "Please retry" — — — Paperback — The Amazon Book Review Manufacturer: Eccles and District History Society. When his agent, John Gilbert, introduced him to the Staffordshire Schemer James Brindley, the two men formed an unlikely alliance that would alter the face of the his ingenuity and zeal chimed well with Bridgewater’s ambitions, at a time when the demands of rising commerce were beginning to conflict with long-established land-owning interests, Brindley soon discovered that his association with the duke 5/5(2).

Hugh Mallet tells the story of the duke's personal life and the story of his great achievement, he created the country's first major canal by his own efforts and a national network by his example. A book about the Duke of Bridgewater and the Bridgewater Canal has also been written by Local Historian John Aldred to celebrate the th anniversary of the Canal.

The book details the history of the Duke of Bridgewater as well as the construction of the Bridgewater Canal. The canal was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (), who sought a more efficient means of transporting the coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester.

The coal had previously been brought into the city by river and packhorse, but the duke wanted to reduce costs and improve efficiency. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

National Emergency Bridgewater, the canal Duke, by Malet, Hugh. Publication date Topics Bridgewater, Francis Egerton, Duke of,Canals -- Great Britain -- History, Hydraulic engineers -- Great Britain Pages: Get this from a library. Bridgewater, the canal Duke, [Hugh Malet].

Disappointed in love, in Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, retreated to Lancashire to devote himself to coal and canals. When his agent, John Gilbert, introduced him to the Staffordshire Schemer James Brindley, the two men formed an unlikely alliance that would alter the face of the country.5/5(2).

Affectionately known as the Duke s Cut, the Bridgewater Canal revolutionised transport in this country and marked the beginning of the golden canal age, which lasted from to However, as the rail network surpassed the canals as a method of transporting goods, the canal fell into disuse and injust before the great canal revival /5(3).

The 'tank' can be swung to allow ships to pass on the Ship Canal. It replaced Brindley's stone aqueduct when the Manchester Ship Canal was constructed. Canals were nothing new to the Duke of Bridgewater.

He owned several inside his mine in Worsley which had been carting coal to villages nearby for years. The canal was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (), who sought a more efficient means of transporting the coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester. The coal had previously been brought into the city by river and packhorse, but the duke wanted to reduce costs and improve : Chetham's Library.

Duke of Bridgewater constructed what was to be the first arterial and the only eponymous canal of the Industrial Revolution. Coal had been mined at Worsley for centuries, though whether Bridgewater had an accurate idea of the extent of the mineral wealth on his estate is doubtful (Fig ).

More im-portant to the Duke was the existence of an urbanFile Size: 4MB. 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.

Named after Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (21 May – 8 March ), the canal was the Duke’s solution to the transportation issues he faced when moving coal from his mines at the Worsley Collieries to warm the hearths of the hundreds of cotton workers recently arrived in the rapidly expanding industrial town of Manchester.

Duke of Bridgewater's canal. [Eccles. Eng.] Eccles and District History Society, (OCoLC) Named Person: Francis Egerton Bridgewater, Duke of; Francis Egerton Bridgewater, Duke of; Francis Egerton Bridgewater, 3rd Duke of: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Frank Mullineux.

Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, known as Lord Francis Egerton untilwas a British nobleman from the Egerton family. He was the youngest son of the 1st Duke.

He did not marry, and the dukedom expired with him, although the earldom was inherited by a cousin, Lieutenant-General John Egerton. A pioneer of canal construction, he is famed as the "father Political party: Whig.

Disappointed in love, in Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, retreated to Lancashire to devote himself to coal and canals. When his agent, John Gilbert, introduced him to the Staffordshire Schemer James Brindley, the two men formed an unlikely alliance that would alter the face of the country.

Further to our previous correspondence, the Bridgewater Canal team has continued to work hard to make sure our response to the COVID pandemic is consistent with the government guidelines. 19 April We are pleased to confirm that repairs to the Castlefield elsan are now complete and it is open from today.

17 April Established inthe Bridgewater Canal can lay claim to being the first cut canal in the world – a canal that took its own course, independent of a river – and the spark that ignited the Industrial Revolution.

the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater. This memorial was made from the base of the old works chimney. Restoration of the. The 40 miles of canal is unusual for having no locks along its length. A notable feature of the canal is the Barton Swing Aqueduct across the Manchester Ship Canal. Visit the Bridgewater Canal Industrial Heritage website.

Visit Duke of Bridgewater's Underground Canals website. Visit the Bridgewater Canal website. The Duke of Bridgewater built the Bridgewater canal to take coal from his mines at Worsley into Manchester city centre where there was .The Dukes Cut The Bridgewater Canal.

A unique portrait of the Bridgewater Canal, both past and present, in words and photographs. complete with an accurate, up to date set of linear maps plus navigational information.

An expanded version of the History Press (formally Tempus) book by Cyril J Wood published here in eBook format.The Duke of Bridgewater’s Canal by Frank Mullineux P/b published by Eccles & District History Society 34pp, small format with b/w drawings.

Some pen marks by certain passages. Acceptable condition.