SP0481 : Narrows on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

taken 5 years ago, near to Bournville, Birmingham, Great Britain

Narrows on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal
Narrows on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, taken 5 years ago
'Narrows' are places where a canal is intentionally built at its minimum width. Sometimes they are the site of a demolished bridge. More often [and I think in this case] they are points where stop planks can be dropped in across the canal, to close it. This would stop all the water draining out of a long pound if there was a breach somewhere.
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Tuesday, 4 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 October, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0496 8164 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.9630N 1:55.7084W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0497 8159
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Canal Towpath  Towpath  Worcester & Birmingham Canal  Canalside Trees  Narrows 

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