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the consett and stanley canal was started in 1850. it took 12 years to complete,it was created for the transportation of coal, lead and iron ore between the two towns,it provided work and leisure for the two communities plus the villages and hamlets in between there were 3 locks on the canal the main one being at greencroft, there were also stables at both ends of the canal to accomodat a team of horses it served its purpose very well, but with the coming of railways it was no longer viable, so the owners drained the canal and built a railway line where the canal used to run, as with everything changes happen, and when beecham closed the railway line the coast to coast cycle track took over the railway line[1]

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