SK2526 : Trent and Mersey Canal (looking south)

taken 1 month ago, near to Stretton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Trent and Mersey Canal (looking south)
Trent and Mersey Canal (looking south)
Looking south along the Trent and Mersey Canal from the bridge at Hillfield Lane.
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
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Canal (from Tags)
Trent and Mersey Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 259 260 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.8543N 1:37.0124W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 259 260
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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