Maghull to Litherland (1) - Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Bells Swing Bridge, Maghull
Bells Swing Bridge, Maghull (also known as Sumner's Turn Bridge).
Bells Swing Bridge, Maghull
Looking back to Bells Swing Bridge, Maghull.
Methodist Swing Bridge, Maghull
The swing bridges come thick and fast, now, and in less than half a mile Methodist Swing Bridge, Maghull, is reached.
Shaws Swing Bridge, Maghull
Approaching Shaw's Swing Bridge, Maghull.
Shaws Swing Bridge, Maghull
Looking back to Shaw's Swing Bridge. Maghull's Central Square shopping area is about 250 yards walk from this bridge.
Northway, Maghull
Northway Bridge carries the main A59 road between Liverpool and Preston.
Maghull Church
The tower of Maghull Church is visible to the north as the canal rounds a bend. The tower belongs to the church of St Andrew, built in 1880. However, hidden away in the church grounds are the remains of a 13th century chapel - a reminder of when Maghull was just a small village. This had been a chapel of ease when Maghull was part of the parish of Halsall. What is left now is the chancel and side chapel, the nave being replaced with a larger brick nave, which was demolished when the 1880 church was built. [More information on this external site.]
Maghull Hall Swing Bridge
Maghull Hall Swing Bridge, crossed by Hall Lane.
Drapers Bridge
Draper's Bridge, where a swing bridge has been replaced by a footbridge.
railway bridge
The Liverpool to Preston railway line crosses the canal on this bridge which, at the time the photo was taken, was in need of painting.
M58 bridge
The next bridge carries the M58 motorway.