Sankey Canal

(17 miles, Canal largely owned by Halton, Warrington and St Helens unitary authorities, with small parts owned by Canal & River Trust and Pilkington plc)

Although its construction was authorised by Act of Parliament as a river-navigation, the Sankey Canal was constructed as an entirely new channel and predated the Bridgewater Canal - so it is the first ‘modern’ canal built in England.  Sankey Canal Restoration Society has undertaken isolated projects on the Canal, including the restoration of a double lock on the outskirts of St Helens.  The Society continues to carry out occasional maintenance work on the Canal, to keep-up its appearance and to reveal and interpret lost evidence of its infrastructure, such as the locks and associated cottages.

 

 

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IWA Branches

Chester and Merseyside

Restoration Organisation

Sankey Canal Restoration Society