The Ashton Canal Basin dated to 1797/99 was extended in c.1803, and then later partly filled in for railway development by the former Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne & Manchester Railway (later MS&L Ry).
Jutland Street Bridge and the steepest road in the city.
With the arrival of the canal in 1797, an aqueduct was built across the valley bottom at this point in a skewed form with Shooters Brook flowing in an open channel through a central arch. The brook was later culverted and a road made over it, connecting Great Ancoats Street to London Road (Store Street). The bridge over the canal was built c.1820 The fall from the canal bridge to Store Street is 228 feet (over 70m)
The Aqueduct on Store Street may be the first skewed canal aqueduct to be constructed - it crosses Store Street at an angle of 41 degrees. Built from ashlars stone with angled piers in the manner of the early pack horse bridges. When originally built it would have crossed the valley of Shooters Brook.
Source: R. McNeil and M. Nevell (2000) A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Manchester
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