SE0206 : Disused water channel, Saddleworth

taken 10 years ago, near to Diggle, Oldham, Great Britain

Disused water channel, Saddleworth
Disused water channel, Saddleworth
This is shown with a double blue line on the 1:25000 map, but seems to be only a wide trench dug across the moorland. John Illingworth has informed me that it was a 'Cotton Famine' road (unemployment relief works) built in the 1860s to provide work for those out of work because of the American Civil War. There is also one near Whitworth on Rooley Moor, which was paved and became a right of way.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 July, 2007
Category
Channel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 024 069 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.5230N 1:57.9145W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 025 068
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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