SJ8845 : Trent and Mersey Canal in Stoke-on-Trent

near to Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Trent and Mersey Canal in Stoke-on-Trent
Trent and Mersey Canal in Stoke-on-Trent
Many of the old industrial buildings have been demolished but these survive, for now. Ahead is the modern bridge carrying the A52 City Road.

The canal is 93.5 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook, the first sod having been cut by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). It took eleven years to build. The section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was operational by 1770, the rest to Preston Brook being operational by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772.
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Monday, 30 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 6 June, 2011
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City, Town centre  Industry  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 880 451 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.2340N 2:10.7420W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 880 452
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