SJ6352 : Canal services wharf near Nantwich, Cheshire

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

Canal services wharf near Nantwich, Cheshire
Canal services wharf near Nantwich, Cheshire
This is where the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal (engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1835) joined the Chester Canal (opened to its terminus off camera here to the right* in 1779). By 1845 both canal companies merged to form the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company.

North of here the locks are fourteen feet in width, and boats with a beam of up to nine feet can navigate the waterway. Southwards towards Wolverhampton the beam (and lock) limit is the standard narrow seven feet.

*See SJ6352 : Nantwich Basin, Shropshire Union Canal, Cheshire
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 February, 2010
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 63973 52888 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.3201N 2:32.3499W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 63940 52919
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