Biddulph & District Genealogy & Historical Society

Historical Maps

Railways and Canals of Biddulph & District

This map aims to show all the rail and water routes in the area, with those proposed schemes for which details have survived.

The Trent & Mersey Canal Company surveyed a route through the Biddulph Valley in 1811, with a long tunnel at Knypersley, to counter other opposing canal schemes. It did not proceed and neither did a branch from the Macclesfield Canal to Whitemoor with connecting railways proposed in 1838. Although there were some earlier colliery tramways, Biddulph did not get a public main line until the North Staffordshire Railway opened their route in 1860.

Maps of the Biddulph area

These web pages are hosted by 1and1, and the site was originally

created by the late Mr. David Moore

Last updated: On the 30th of March by DJO