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
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 .
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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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