ST0616 : Grand Western Canal - branching point

taken 3 years ago, near to Westleigh, Devon, Great Britain

Grand Western Canal - branching point
Grand Western Canal - branching point
The photo shows a sharp 90 degree turn in the canal as it follows a route to Tiverton, a route that was planned to be a branch canal of the main Grand Western Canal.

At this location in the photo, the Grand Western Canal as planned should have carried straight ahead. Initially it would have routed in a SW direction contouring along the valley of the River Lyner heading towards Topsham where the canal would have ended with entry out into the River Exe.

Looking at a modern map confirms the planned route of the canal would have followed the general route taken by I. K. Brunel's Great Western Railway and later the route chosen for the M5 motorway.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0655 1625 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.2857N 3:19.8817W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0682 1647
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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