SJ9791 : Coal Barge, Etherow Country Park

near to Compstall, Stockport, Great Britain

Coal Barge, Etherow Country Park
Coal Barge, Etherow Country Park
Rusted remains of an abandoned coal barge in Etherow Country Park.
Open-cast coal mining in Ernocroft and Long Alders Wood (which overlook Etherow Country Park) provided a power source for the mills at Compstall, and a private canal was used to transport the coal to Compstall mills.
The remains of the tramway are still viewable in Ernocroft Wood, and one open-cast mine in Long Alders Wood is knows as the "Keg Pool".
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2012
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Geograph
Date Taken
Saturday, 8 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9724 9119 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.0503N 2:2.5795W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9723 9119
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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