Princes dock

Prince’s Dock (former short-arm canal)

On the left, you will see that the towpath climbs over a bridge that once spanned the entrance to a short arm running parallel with the canal.   This was Prince’s Dock, which served a small railway-canal interchange.   A single spur ran down an incline from the rail sidings to towpath level alongside the arm.   This was used for transhipping goods to and from the adjacent railway.

Community Spirit 2 - Portland Basin to Droylden and return
  1. Brief History
  2. Former Ashton Canal Warehouse
  3. The Hooley Hill Rubber and Chemical Company
  4. Prince’s Dock (former short-arm canal)
  5. Jeremy Brook Bridge
  6. Guide Bridge and Saint Stephen’s Church
  7. Winding Hole
  8. Fairfield Road Bridge, Droylsden (towards Fairfield Junction)
  9. Site of former Robertson’s Jam factory
  10. Lumb Lane Bridge
  11. Ashton Packet Boat Company (Boatyard) 
  12. Former Oxford Cotton Mill
  13. Margaret Street Bridge (and former Junction Mills)
  14. Dukinfield Aqueduct