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Rochdale Canal Basin

Canal basin c1804, now filled in, and which contains Manchester’s only stone built warehouse.

Grid reference: SJ 847 982

Map showing the location of the Rochdale Canal Basin

Picture of the Rochdale Canal Basin as it appears today
Entrance to the Rochdale Canal Basin (now a car park)

c1804 canal basin and arms now in-filled. Also known as Piccadilly Basin. Now a car park but there are plans to develop area. Also contains the Rochdale Canal Warehouse and underground water wheel, built between 1806 and 1808. Water shot grit stone, 4 storeys, attic, 2 former shipping holes. 1824 breast shot water wheel installed by Thomas Hewes. Also tunnels and drive shafts for hoists. Replaced c1898 by use of public hydraulic system.