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TRANSPORT IN THE MANCHESTER AREA AND BEYOND IN 1820
Oldham, Stockport, and
gained by these canals are a complete navigation across the country from
sea to sea, a navigable communication of import and export between
London, Bristol, Liverpool, and Hull, and the populous of Leeds,
Halifax, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Saddleworth, Oldham,
Ashton-under-line, Stockport, Mellor, Hyde, Chapel-en-le-Frith,
Whaley-Bridge, Buxton, and all the intermediate places. Also by means of
the Ashton, Oldham and
Wharfingers on the Ashton, Oldham, Stockport, and
Jonathan Lees, Ashton-under-line
Samuel Andrew, Waterhouse
John Butterworth, Dukinfield
Samuel Hargreaves, Marple
Robert Preston, Bugsworth
James Beard, Whaley-Bridge
John Ronksley, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Thomas Tatton, Ancoats.
From the Ashton Canal Warehouse, in Manchester, goods are regularly forwarded by the respective carriers to Stockport, Ashton-under-line, Staley-bridge, all parts of Saddleworth, Marsden, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, York, Wakefield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Worksop, Mansfield, Nottingham, Newark, Lincoln, Grantham, Hyde, Mellor, Whaley-bridge, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Tideswell, Bakewell, Cromford, Matlock, Wirksworth, and Ashbourne.
This canal extends from Sowerby-bridge, in the county of York, (where it joins the Calder and Hebble navigation), to Manchester, where it communicates with the late Duke of Bridgewater's canal; whereby goods of all descriptions can be conveyed in one bottom, without the trouble and experience of reshipping, thereby processing a decided advantage over every other mode or track of conveyance, goods being expeditiously forwarded to and from this place and the following, every day, viz. Liverpool, Rochdale, Todmorden, Burnley, Colne, Skipton, Keightley, Leeds, Tadcaster, York, Bradford, Halifax, Elland, Brighouse, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Bawtry, Gainsbro', Lincoln, Malton, Pontefract, Selby, Howden, Hull, and all intermediate and adjacent places.
principal agent, JOHN CROSSLEY, Canal-office, Townhead,
Richard Booth, Sowerby-bridge
Jesse Lee, Gaulxholme
Abraham Fielding, Tunnel lock.
N. B. The Rochdale
Canal Company have provided a basin and extensive wharf, with suitable
accommodations, near the King's Dock, Liverpool, for such vessels as
trade thither by way of the
E. & I. THOMPSON,
Rochdale Canal-wharf, Piccadilly, forward goods al all descriptions with
the greatest dispatch, by their regular contract of vessels, to and from
The LEEDS UNION
COMPANY's vessels convey goods from
WIDOW WELSH & SONS-
boats daily from
vessels from the Rochdale Canal Warehouse.
J. and L. MARSDEN'S
boats to Huddersfield,
by way of Macclesfield, Leek,
by way of Congleton,
by way of Blackburn, Preston,
and Portpatrick, by way of Chorley, Preston,
the Royal Defiance, four insides, through Macclesfield, Leek,
To York, Hull,
&c. the Highflier, by way of Rochdale,
Performed by the Public's most obedient servants,
A. PATERSON and Co.
From the Star Inn, Deansgate.
in twelve hours, the Eclipse, through Congleton,
To Birmingham, the Express, through Macclesfield, Leek, Cheadle, Uttoxeter, and Litchfield, every morning at a quarter before eight.
To Carlisle, Edinburgh, & Glasgow, the Royal Telegraph, every morning at half-past six.
the North star, through Bolton, Blackburn,
the Royal Star, through
To Chester, Shrewsbury, and Holyhead, the Victory, through Northwich, every morning at six.
To Bristol, Bath, Exeter, and Plymouth, daily.
To Gainsborough, the Tally-Ho, through Chesterfield, Worksop, and Retford, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at six.
To Hull, three times a day.
To Lancaster and Kendal, the Duke of Lancaster, through Chorley and Preston, every morning at half-past six; and a coach to Lancaster, every afternoon at three.
To Leeds and York, the Defiance, through Rochdale, Halifax, &c. every day at twelve.
To Liverpool, the Regulator, at half-past five - the Retaliator, at seven - and the Royal Volunteer, at ten every morning - the Royal Union, every day at twelve - the Balloon at half-past three - and the Volunteer, at half-past four every afternoon.
To Mansfield, Newark, and Lincoln, the Hark-Forward, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at six.
To Nantwich, Whitchurch, and Wem, every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings at seven.
To Preston, the Royal Umpire, through Bolton and Chorley, every afternoon at three.
To Sheffield, the Royal Mail, through Buxton and Bakewell, every morning at a quarter before seven.
To Sheffield, the Wellington, through Chapel-en-le-Frith and Castleton, every morning at a quarter before eight.
To Ulverstone, Whitehaven, &c. every morning at six.
To Wrexham, Oswestry and Welchpool, every morning at six.
From the Mosley Arms, Market-street.
To London, the Royal Telegraph, through Macclesfield, leek, Derby, Leicester, &c. every afternoon at half-past one.
To Birmingham, the Express, through Macclesfield, Leek, Uttoxeter, and Litchfield, every morning at eight.
To Gainsborough, Worksop, Chesterfield, Retford, and Newark, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at six.
To Preston, Lancaster, Kendal, and Carlisle, every morning at six.
To Liverpool, at a quarter before seven, a quarter before ten, and a quarter before twelve daily.
To Leeds, York and Hull, every day at a quarter past twelve.
To Sheffield, the Royal Mail, every morning at seven.
To Sheffield, the Wellington, every morning at eight.
Performed by WHITTAKER, LEARY and Co.
From the Swan Inn, Market-street.
The Chester and Holyhead Mail, through Warrington, Chester, Holywell, St. Asaph, Abergele, Conway, and Bangor, every day at one, and arrives the next day in time for the packets.
To London, the Royal Regulator, through Buxton, Derby, Loughborough, Leicester, and Northampton, carrying four insides, every morning at five.
To Birmingham, the Eclipse, through Congleton, Newcastle, Stone, Stafford, and Wolverhampton, every morning at seven.
To Durham and Newcastle, every day at one.
To Hull, through Huddersfield, Leeds, York, &c. every day at one.
To Lancaster, Preston, Kendal, Penrith, Carlisle, Dundee, and Edinburgh, every morning at six.
To Lancaster, through Bolton, Blackburn, and Preston, every afternoon at three.
To Liverpool, every morning at half-past five, ten, and twelve, and every afternoon at two and four.
To Nantwich and Shrewsbury, through Northwich, Sandbach, &c. every morning at a quarter before seven.
To Worcester, Gloucester, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, and Plymouth, carrying four insides, every morning at seven.
To Bury, Haslingden, Whaley , Clithero, Gisborn, Skipton, and Settle, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons at four.
Performed by WEATHERALL, COOKSON and Co.
From the Palace Inn, Market-street.
To London, the old and original Prince Coburg, in 26 hours , through Wilmslow, Newcastle, Stone, Litchfield, Coventry, Dunstable, St. Albans, &c. every day at half-past two.
To Huddersfield, Leeds , York, and Hull, and from Huddersfield to Wakefield, the Cornwallis, every morning at seven.
To Liverpool, the Regulator, every morning at half-past five, and the Cornwallis, every afternoon at half-past two.
To Nottingham, the Lord Nelson, through Buxton, Bakewell, Derby, &c. every morning at half-past five.
Performed by JOHN CAWKWELL and Co.
From the Old Boar's Head, Hyde's Cross.
To Colne, through Bury, Edenfield, and Burnley, every Sunday morning at eight, Monday afternoon at one, Tuesday afternoon at four, Wednesday at one and three, and Friday morning at eight.
To Rochdale, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons at five.
To Skipton, every Sunday morning at eight, and Monday and Wednesday afternoons at one.
From the Flying horse, Market-street.
To Liverpool, the Trafalgar, every morning at half-past five, to the Angel Inn - the Defiance, every morning at ten, and the Umpire, at twelve, to the Crown Inn, Red Cross-street - the Telegraph, every afternoon at two, and the Doctor at four, to the Angel Inn.
The North Coach, through Preston, Garstang, Lancaster, Penrith and Carlisle, daily.
Market Coaches, to Stockport, Ashton, &c. every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
From the White Bear, Piccadilly.
To Buxton, Chesterfield, Gainsborough and Newark, the Tally-Ho, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at six.
To Lancaster and all parts of the North, the North Star, every morning at half-past six.
To Liverpool, the Retaliator, every morning at seven, - the Volunteer, every morning at a quarter before ten - and the Commercial, every day at a quarter before twelve.
To Sheffield, the Wellington, every day at twelve.
To Stockport, the Industry, every day at half-past five.
N.B. Passengers and Parcels are forwarded to all parts of the Kingdom.
From the Talbot Inn, Market-street.
To London, the Prince Cobourg, through Macclesfield, Congleton, Newcastle, Litchfield, and Coventry, every afternoon at three.
To Buxton, the Accommodation, every afternoon at half-past three, (Sunday excepted).
To Macclesfield, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons at five.
To Ashton, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons at five.
To Glossop, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons at four.
From the Lower Turk's Head, Shudehill.
To Ashton-under-line, Henry Lee's Coach, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons at five.
To Shaw-Chapel, Marian Mellor's Coach, every Tuesday at six, and Saturday at five.
To Royton, &c. Marian Mellor's Coach, every Tuesday, and Saturday at six.
To Royton, Thomas Ogden's Coach, every Tuesday and Saturday.
From various Inns.
From the Golden Lion, Deansgate, the Diligence, to Bolton, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons at five.
From the Bush Inn, Deansgate, the Royal Bolton, to Bolton, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at six.
From the Buck, Hanging-ditch, to Bury, every Thursday evening at six, and Saturday at half-past five.
From the New Boar's Head, Hyde's-cross, to Hebden-Bridge, every Saturday at half-past four; to Todmorden, at five, Wednesday at half-past twelve, and Friday at half-past one.
From the White Horse, Hanging-ditch, to Rochdale, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons at five.
From the Three Crowns, Cockgates, to Heywood, every Tuesday and Saturday.
FARES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS OF THE HACKNEY COACHES
No more than Thirty Coaches are to ply for hire in MANCHESTER and SALFORD, or within Four Miles thereof. the Coaches are to stand in the centre of St Ann's-square, and at the top of Market-street, between Marsden-square and High-street
The fares to be taken, shall be either for Time or Distance, at the discretion of the Driver, and shall be as follow, viz.- If by Time, for any time not exceeding half an hour, One Shilling and Sixpence; and for every succeeding quarter of an hour, sixpence. - If by Distance, not exceeding a mile, One Shilling and Sixpence; and for every additional quarter of a mile, Sixpence; and and for every Passenger above Four, an additional Sixpence; and for every stoppage, to take up or set down, more than one stoppage for each of these purposes, an additional Sixpence; for waiting for fifteen minutes after being called, an additional Sixpence; and for every Morning's Fare in the Package-Boat, upon the Old River, and the Pleasure Boat, upon the late Duke of Bridgewater's Canal, an additional sixpence; and when Coaches are taken out of Manchester and Salford, (except from one town to another) an additional Three-pence for every mile beyond the limits thereof. After midnight double fare.
The Duties, which Coaches may be liable to, are to be paid by the Owner; but Tolls at Turnpikes or Bridges, are to be paid by the Persons hiring the Coaches.
The Fare to compensate for reasonable Luggage. - When any Coach shall be called from the Stand, and not used, the Persons calling it shall pay the Driver One Shilling and Sixpence.
Every Driver taking a greater sum than he is entitled to, or refusing to go with any Fare, (not being absolutely hired) or who shall abuse, insult, or make use of improper language to any one, as to his being hired or his Fare, or shall not, after putting down his Fare, drive to the next vacant stand, unless called by some other Fare, will be subject to the penalty of Forty Shillings. - The Owners of the Coaches to provide check-strings; and the Drivers, when driving, are to hold the same, under the penalty of Twenty Shillings.
Distances are to computed from the Stand from whence the Coach is taken, and to be measured the nearest Carriage-way. - In cases of dispute between Persons hiring a Coach and the Driver, as to the length of ground, the same shall be measured under the direction of a Justice of the Peace; and if the distance be greater than charged, the Persons refusing to pay shall be at all costs attending the admeasurement; if shorter the Owner or Driver shall discharge the same.
Drivers or Owners of Coaches assaulting, opposing, or insulting any Officer in making distress for Penalties, or any person going to, or coming from any place appointed by a Justice of the Peace, to hear complaints, will be subject to a Penalty of Forty Shillings.
Persons liable to the payment of Fares, refusing, or neglecting, after demand, the payment thereof, will be subject (besides the Fare) to the Penalty of Twenty Shillings.
Complaints to be heard and determined by one Justice of the Peace for the County.
SERGEANT & MILNE, Clerks to the Commissioners.
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