SJ9495 : Sluice gate on Peak Forest Canal

taken 6 years ago, near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Sluice gate on Peak Forest Canal
Sluice gate on Peak Forest Canal
This sluice gate on the Peak Forest Canal allows water to run off into Wilson Brook. The houses on the left are part of Moorfield Place which was built on the former site of Automasters Engineering Works. Ahead the canal turns Northward under the M67 motorway. Compare with the view in 2010: SJ9495 : Peak Forest Canal.
Peak Forest Canal
The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne and Whaley Bridge.

It was built to link the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries.

The Lower Peak Forest Canal forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways website including a "virtual tour" of the canal
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for information on the history of the canal
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 12 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9428 9526 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.2439N 2:5.2562W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9429 9525
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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New Housing  Sluice Gate  Peak Forest Canal  Site of Former Mill 

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