SJ6352 : Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich

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

Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich
Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich
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.
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SJ6352, 41 images   (more nearby )
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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 639 528 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.3110N 2:32.3355W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 639 528
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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