SJ7012 : Wrockwardine Wood Inclined Plane, Shropshire

taken 50 years ago, near to Trench, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Wrockwardine Wood Inclined Plane, Shropshire
Wrockwardine Wood Inclined Plane, Shropshire
I regret I do not have an accurate grid reference for this photograph, but it certainly is inside the gridsquare SJ 7012. It shows the site of one of the inclined planes of the Shropshire high-level canal system in this area. The planes were used to transfer tub-boats (20ft x 6ft 3ins in size) from one level to another. The tub-boats were worked in 'gangs' of four, being managed by one man and one boy. They reached the main canal system by being lowered down the Tranch inclined plane, about 1 mile westwards from here. The canal line was easily traceable until the mid-1960s, but has now completely disappeared.
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SJ7012, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
29 April 1967   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 20 February, 2007
Category
Inclined plane   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 701 122 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.4307N 2:26.5584W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 703 122
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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