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The Lancaster Canal was originally intended to link across the River Ribble at Preston to join the rest of the growing network. In the event this did not happen, a bridge was built which carried a tramway. The Lancaster Canal was built under an act of 1792 and linked the towns of Preston and Kendal. There was a short branch canal at Glasson near Lancaster. John Rennie was principal engineer. The canal finally ceased through traffic to Kendal with the coming of the M6 which cut off the upper end.
The Canal has a fascinating history and there is more at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster_Canal and details of the work of the Lancaster Canal Trust at
http://www.lctrust.co.uk/

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HRS 1390 Lancaster Canal, Hincaster tunnel (west) 2011

HRS 1390 Lancaster Canal, Hincaster tunnel (west) 2011

HRS 1395 Lancaster Canal, Hincaster tunnel (east) 2011

HRS 1395 Lancaster Canal, Hincaster tunnel (east) 2011

HRS 1396 Hincaster horseroad under occupation road

HRS 1396 Hincaster horseroad under occupation road

HRS 1397 Lancaster Canal, Horse road 2011

HRS 1397 Lancaster Canal, Horse road 2011

HRS 1530 Lancaster Canal, Ellel Grange bridge 1960s

HRS 1530 Lancaster Canal, Ellel Grange bridge 1960s

HRS 3783 Glasson dock 1970s

HRS 3783 Glasson dock 1970s

HRS 3785 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, bridge 186 and horse path

HRS 3785 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, bridge 186 and horse path

HRS 3786 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, bridge 186

HRS 3786 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, bridge 186

HRS 3787 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, bridge 186

HRS 3787 Lancaster Canal, Kendal,  bridge 186

HRS 3788 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, houses and bridge 186

HRS 3788 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, houses and bridge 186

HRS 3789 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, bridge 186

HRS 3789 Lancaster Canal, Kendal,  bridge 186

HRS 3789 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, looking south from bridge 186

HRS 3789 Lancaster Canal, Kendal,  looking south from bridge 186

HRS 3790 Lancaster Canal, Kendal Houses adjacent to bridge 186

HRS 3790 Lancaster Canal, Kendal  Houses adjacent to bridge 186

HRS 3791 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, towpath ashlar blocks

HRS 3791 Lancaster Canal, Kendal,  towpath ashlar blocks

HRS 3792 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, course south

HRS 3792 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, course south

HRS 3794 Lancaster Canal, Site of canal bridge near leisure centre

HRS 3794 Lancaster Canal, Site of canal bridge near leisure centre

HRS 3795 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, Canal Head now Council yard

HRS 3795 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, Canal Head now Council yard

HRS 3796 Lancaster Canal, kendal, House adjacent to Canal Head

HRS 3796 Lancaster Canal, kendal, House adjacent to Canal Head

HRS 3797 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, Canal Head access road

HRS 3797 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, Canal Head access road

HRS 3798 Lancaster Canal, Kendal, ticket office

HRS 3798 Lancaster Canal, Kendal,  ticket office