SJ9822 : Tixall Wide and farmland near Great Haywood, Staffordshire

taken 6 years ago, near to Tixall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Tixall Wide and farmland near Great Haywood, Staffordshire
Tixall Wide and farmland near Great Haywood, Staffordshire, taken 6 years ago
The picture was taken from the middle of Tixall Wide, on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Tixall Gatehouse was built around 1580 by Sir Walter Aston (1529-1589) a prominent Staffordshire protestant, and son of Sir Edward Aston who built Tixall Hall in 1555.
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"Tixall Wide, at the northern end (of the canal), is an idiosyncratic solution to the local landowner’s condition that his view must not be blighted by a canal. Clifford Thomas, owner of Tixall Hall (now lost) insisted the canal be disguised so instead the line here more resembles a lake than a channel." This, and other information is found on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society website here: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .
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2011
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 983 227 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.1333N 2:1.5807W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 983 227
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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