SJ8844 : 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
Seen on a dull day after the rain had stopped!
Considerable redevelopment has taken place in recent years with many new factory units and multi-lane roads. There are eight lanes of the Queensway A500 behind the wall on the right!

The canal is 93.5 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first sod was cut by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). It took eleven years to build. This 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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Date Taken
Monday, 30 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 6 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  City, Town centre  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 880 449 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.0776N 2:10.7369W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 880 449
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