ST3310 : Chard: site of Chard Common Incline

taken 7 years ago, near to Chaffcombe, Somerset, Great Britain

Chard: site of Chard Common Incline
Chard: site of Chard Common Incline
A footpath crosses the field to a stile just to the left of the tree, centre right. The hedgerow defines the course of the Chard Common Incline, Chard Canal, which functioned for a couple of decades from 1842. The turbine, which powered cradles on the inclined plane, was sited behind the tree. The plane was 1032 feet long and lifted tub boats 86 feet to the canal's summit level. There was a basin with wharves and warehouses at Chard, now infilled and built over with modern housing. The turbine relied on water from the Chard Reservoir, now a local nature reserve
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3381 1039 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.3512N 2:56.5439W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3384 1037
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Chard Common Incline  Chard Canal  Public Footpath 

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