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Drift: River Medlock (Section: Medlock Street – Dawson St. Bridge)

First Street – Medlock Street – Medlock Bridge – River City – Knott Mill – Blue Rainbow Apartments – Owen st. Car Park – Deansgate – Liverpool rd. – Potato Wharf – Giants Basin – Dawson st. Bridge.

How inaccessible the river is.

Medlock Street

Medlock Street

From this 1824 map - note how the Medlock bends away at 45 degrees from what is now Whitworth St. Then it bends sharply back upwards before entering the tunnel under the bridge under Medlock St. Note also Medlock St was then called Gratrix St.

From this 1824 map – note how the Medlock bends away at 45 degrees from what is now Whitworth St. Then it bends sharply back upwards before entering the tunnel under the bridge under Medlock St. Note also Medlock St was then called Gratrix St.

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Looking back towards the bridge under Medlock st

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The bend round Blue Rainbow apartments

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The bend round Blue Rainbow apartments

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Definitely no access to the river.

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Beetham Tower from Knott Mill

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The Medlock flows straight into the Bridgewater Canal at Knott Mill near Deansgate. A tippler weir sends excess water down into a tunnel that runs beneath the Castlefield canal basin.

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Giant’s Basin

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Giant’s Basin

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Dawson St Bridge

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No access.

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No access.

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The Medlock flows straight into the Bridgewater Canal at Knott Mill near Deansgate. A tippler weir sends excess water down into a tunnel that runs beneath the Castlefield canal basin.

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The Medlock flows straight into the Bridgewater Canal at Knott Mill near Deansgate. A tippler weir sends excess water down into a tunnel that runs beneath the Castlefield canal basin.

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The Medlock flows straight into the Bridgewater Canal at Knott Mill near Deansgate. A tippler weir sends excess water down into a tunnel that runs beneath the Castlefield canal basin.

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The Medlock flows straight into the Bridgewater Canal at Knott Mill near Deansgate. A tippler weir sends excess water down into a tunnel that runs beneath the Castlefield canal basin.

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Mermorial in Owen St Car Park

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Water flows out of Giant’s Basin under bridge an on as River Medlock

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Graffiti under railway arches. Junction of Egerton and Dawson St

Castlefield Waterways

Castlefield Waterways

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Graffiti under railway arches. Junction of Egerton and Dawson St

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Graffiti and bird shit spattered tyres under railway arches. Junction of Egerton and Dawson St

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Tree in wall

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Doorway over Medlock on Deansgate

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The Medlock water that isn’t directed down the tunnel passes beneath Deansgate and the Deansgate Apartment Buildings before joining the Bridgewater Canal.

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Way marker. ….shire?

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Beetham Tower

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Castlefield basin

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The Medlock water that isn’t directed down the tunnel passes beneath Deansgate and the Deansgate Apartment Buildings before joining the Bridgewater Canal.

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Gaythorn Tunnel

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Gaythorn Tunnel

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YHA (left) at Giant’s Basin

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Bridges at Giant’s Basin

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Medlock flowing away from Giant’s Basin

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Unfinished

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Medlock flowing away from Giant’s Basin

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New Elm Rd bridge

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Unfinished

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Along Potato Wharf

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Along Potato Wharf

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Along Potato Wharf

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Dawson St Bridge

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Dawson St Bridge

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