Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,352 pages of information and 245,904 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Weaver Navigation

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The Weaver Navigation is the navigable portion of the River Weaver, from Winsford to the Mersey. It is 20 miles long, with 5 locks.

The course of the river below Winsford has been altered several times by the construction of cuts and locks, to enable small ships to trade on it. The river formerly joined the River Mersey at Weston Marsh, but in the late 19thC it was altered to enter the Manchester Ship Canal, surplus water entering the Mersey by the Weaver sluices. The tidal river section below Frodsham has been bypassed by the Weston Canal since 1810, and is no longer navigable, Frodsham Lock being derelict

The Anderton Boat Lift provides a connection between the Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey Canal which passes close to the river at a higher level.

The Wikipedia entry is an excellent source of information on the River Weaver and Weaver Navigation.

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