SJ9688 : Stop lock, Marple

taken 8 years ago, near to Marple, Stockport, Great Britain

Stop lock, Marple
Stop lock, Marple
At the entrance to the Macclesfield Canal. When there were two separate canal companies, it was important for each to prevent the transfer to the other of their most precious asset - water. The stop lock originally had two sets of gates. Which set was used would depend on the relative water levels of the two canals. The boat is the former Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd oil tanker 'Spey', a wooden boat dating from 1937.
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SJ9688, 192 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 September, 2009
Category
Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 961 883 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.5236N 2:3.6065W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 960 883
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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