SJ6640 : Shropshire Union Canal south of Audlem Locks, Cheshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Coxbank, Cheshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal south of Audlem Locks, Cheshire
Shropshire Union Canal south of Audlem Locks, Cheshire
In this wide angle image looking north-west, Spinks Bridge (No 74) is in the distant trees, about four hundred metres ahead. Beyond the skyline is the fifteen lock Audlem flight of locks down to the Cheshire plain.

The Shropshire Union Canal was engineered by Thomas Telford. There are long straight sections of this canal which required either embankments or cuttings to avoid the need for locks. Although this was a more difficult procedure, the end route was shorter and the progress for horse drawn working boats could be maintained with (hopefully) no stoppages. The canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) was opened in 1835 at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 661 409 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.9150N 2:30.3263W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 662 409
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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