SP4452 : Syphon Overflow

taken 12 years ago, near to Wormleighton, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Syphon Overflow
Syphon Overflow
At first sight this looks simply as though it is a slightly elaborate feed from a stream into the Oxford Canal in the SW corner of the square. On closer inspection it can be seen that the pipes are actually above the level of the railway line in the adjacent cutting, as shown by the engine speeding past behind. This is adjacent to the site of the former aqueduct SP4452 : Missing aqueduct so it would appear that the watercourse has now been piped under both the railway and the canal in a syphon (effectively a giant "U" bend) and this structure is an overflow, set at a height to match the actual watercourse on either side of the cuttings.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 29 March, 2006
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 440 520 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.8714N 1:21.4886W
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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