Bugsworth Basin - stone donation

Bugsworth Canal Basin, the head of navigation of the Peak Forest Canal, was the largest and busiest inland port on Britain’s narrow canal system and theonly one to survive intact. Famous canal and tramway engineer,Benjamin Outram, built the 14 mile long Peak Forest Canal from Dukinfieldto Bugsworth, although plans to extend to Chapel Milton via Whitehough were never realised. Construction of the six mile Peak Forest Tramway in 1795 linked Bugsworth Basin to the limestone and gritstone quarries inDerbyshire, the canal linked Bugsworth to Manchester and the trans-Pennine Canal network.

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