SJ8746 : Planet Lock at Sheldon, Stoke-on-Trent

near to Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Planet Lock at Sheldon, Stoke-on-Trent
Planet Lock at Sheldon, Stoke-on-Trent
On the Caldon Canal this is Lock No 3.

The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal opened in 1779. It runs eighteen miles from Etruria in Stoke-on-Trent, where it leaves the Trent and Mersey Canal. It terminates at Froghall about five miles south-east of Cheddleton. The canal has seventeen locks and the 69 metre long very low Froghall Tunnel, unusable by many narrowboats. The canal did originally continue through to Uttoxeter, but the section beyond Froghall was closed by the mid 1840s, much of its course being filled in to construct a railway.
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Friday, 27 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 25 June, 2011
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Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 877 464 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:0.9283N 2:11.0337W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 877 464
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