SD7400 : Worsley Delph - left hand entrance

taken 27 years ago, near to Worsley, Salford, Great Britain

Worsley Delph - left hand entrance
Worsley Delph - left hand entrance
One of the two canal entrances into the coal mines is behind the crane-like structure, actually a sluice for assisting boats out of the tunnel. The red water comes from iron strata in the mines. It was possible at one time to navigate continuously into the mine for 10,900 yards (9960 m) before reaching a dead-end, easily eclipsing double-ended tunnels on ordinary British canals. There were many branches and also four other navigable levels, totalling over 51 miles (82 km), although not all open at once. The two entrances here formed a "dual carriageway" to ease the heavy boat traffic.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 September, 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 January, 2010
Category
Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 748 005 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.0622N 2:22.8733W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 748 005
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