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Sankey Brook Navigation

Description of Sankey Brook Navigation: Was an 8 mile, 10 lock, broad canal with a further 8 miles 6 furlongs and 4 locks in its branches. The main line ran from Sankey Bridges to the Old Double Lock after which a number of branches served the collieries.

History of Sankey Brook Navigation: Authorised by Acts of 1755, 1762 and 1830, opened in 1757 and the branch from Sankey Bridges to Widnes in 1833. Abandoned in 1963.
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