Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MANCHESTER AND LEEDS RAILWAY

MANCHESTER AND LEEDS RAILWAY, a railway in Lancashire and Yorkshire; from Manchester northwestward to Normanton Junction. It was authorized in 1836, and opened in 1841; was formed at a cost of £46,968 per mile; was subsequently extended into connexion with the Northwestern and Sheffield lines at Ardwick station; was united, in 1844, with the Ashton and Staleybridge line; and was amalgamated, in 1847, with the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury, the Liverpool and Bury, the Huddersfield and Sheffield, the West Riding Union, the East Lancashire, and the Wakefield, Pontefract, and Goole, to constitute the Lancashire and Yorkshire.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Lancashire AncC
Place: Manchester

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