SJ5559 : Beeston Iron Lock

taken 34 years ago, near to Tiverton, Cheshire, Great Britain

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Beeston Iron Lock
Beeston Iron Lock
This lock on the Shropshire Union Canal is unusual in that it is built of iron rather than the conventional stone or brick. This is reputedly due to the prevailing geological conditions.

According to "The Shell Book of Inland Waterways" by Hugh McKnight, this lock, dated 1828, replaced the original lock which had collapsed due to unstable sand at the site in 1797, but it was not until this lock and Beeston Stone lock with some of the canal were rebuilt that the problem was permanently solved.
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SJ5559, 75 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
May 1984   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2005
Category
Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 553 598 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.0084N 2:40.1741W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 553 598
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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