TQ0865 : River Thames: Desborough Channel

taken 10 years ago, near to Weybridge, Surrey, Great Britain

River Thames: Desborough Channel
River Thames: Desborough Channel
The Desborough Channel was designed to improve navigation on the River Thames by cutting off the long loop between Weybridge and Walton. It is therefore strictly speaking a canal. Work commenced on the cut in 1930 but was not completed until 1935. It was designed to be 100 feet wide, and required the removal of about 800,000 cubic yards of material. It is named after Lord Desborough, who was then the Chairman of the Conservators of the river. This image is viewed looking downstream from near the Upper Desborough Channel Bridge.
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TQ0865, 14 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 March, 2007
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 082 659 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.9108N 0:26.7970W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 080 659
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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