SJ6349 : Shropshire Union Canal south of Nantwich, Cheshire

taken 8 years ago, near to Sound, Cheshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal south of Nantwich, Cheshire
Shropshire Union Canal south of Nantwich, Cheshire
Another dull day on the Shroppie!

The Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal was opened in 1835 at a time when railway development was threatening severe competition to the waterways. Thomas Telford made his canal as straight (therefore short) as the technology of his time allowed, eliminating the need for time consuming lock delays. The price was the need to dig long cuttings and build long embankments through other parts of the canal, though not here in the flat lands of south Cheshire.

In 1845 the companies owning the Chester Canal and the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction canals merged, renaming the whole route between Ellesmere Port and Autherley Junction (near Wolverhampton) as the Shropshire Union Canal (The Shroppie!).
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 February, 2010
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 638 491 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.3038N 2:32.4080W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 639 490
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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