SJ8354 : Locks overflow channel near Hardings Wood, Staffordshire

near to Hardings Wood, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Locks overflow channel near Hardings Wood, Staffordshire
Locks overflow channel near Hardings Wood, Staffordshire
Surplus water can bypass Pool Locks (No 42) at Hardings Wood and is diverted through a culvert to rejoin the Trent and Mersey Canal below the locks. The current satellite images reveal the position where the water re-enters the canal.

SJ8354 : Paired locks No 42 at Hardings Wood, Staffordshire
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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Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 13 July, 2012
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Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 830 548 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.4542N 2:15.2683W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 830 548
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