SJ9131 : Aston Lock near Stone, Staffordshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Little Stoke, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Aston Lock near Stone, Staffordshire
Aston Lock near Stone, Staffordshire
This is lock No 26, which allows a rise of 8ft 8in (about 2·6 metres)in the water level.
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 5 February, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 916 319 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.0960N 2:7.5427W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 916 319
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