SJ9265 : Bosley Reservoir dam

taken 7 years ago, near to Bosley, Cheshire, Great Britain

Bosley Reservoir dam
Bosley Reservoir dam
Built across the Bosley Brook to form a reservoir for the Macclesfield Canal.
The Macclesfield Canal
One of the last narrow canals to be built the canal was approved by Act of Parliament in April 1826. Thomas Telford surveyed the canal and construction was engineered by William Crosley. The completed canal was opened on 9th November 1831 at a cost of 320,000.00. The canal was bought out by the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincoln Railway in 1847. With nationalisation in 1947 it passed to the Docks & Inland Waterways Board with commercial carrying finishing only in the 1960's shortly before British Waterways was formed. The canal runs from Marple Junction with the Peak Forest Canal in the north 26 miles to the stop lock at Hall Green near Kidsgrove. The canal is noted for its six fine change or snake bridges where the tow-path changes sides of the canal. These bridges were designed to allow the horse to move over without having to untie it from the boat. Thanks to Telford's design for commercial traffic the Macclesfield Canal has a very shallow and tapered bottom. The deep channel is just wide enough for two boats to pass in the centre making mooring other than at wharves 'challenging'.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 July, 2010
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Reservoir dam   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9253 6541 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.1438N 2:6.7945W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9260 6544
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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