SJ1943 : Meter house at the Horseshoe Falls

taken 1 month ago, near to Berwyn, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

Meter house at the Horseshoe Falls
Meter house at the Horseshoe Falls
The building dates from 1947 and contains measuring equipment to record the rate of abstraction from the River Dee into the Llangollen Canal.
Llangollen Canal
The Llangollen canal is an arm of the Shropshire Union canal that runs from Hurleston Junction to Llangollen with a wide variety of scenery along its course. Its total length is 46 miles, but the last 1 miles from Llangollen to Llantisilio is unnavigable by any boats over about 10' length.
The canal's vital statistics for craft are:
Length 72 '
Beam 6'10"
Headroom 7'
Draught 2'3" (Hurleston to Pontcysyllte) 2' (P. to Llangollen)
These are the maximum dimensions for any craft, based on the minimum dimensions of locks & bridges.
There are a total of 21 locks on the canal, but only two between Llangollen and Whitchurch (a distance of about 31 miles). One of the most notable things about the canal is the strong flow especially in the "narrows" near Llangollen and in the tunnels near Chirk. About 12 million gallons of water passes down this canal from the River Dee to the Shropshire Union every day.
The most famous feature of this canal is the superb feat of engineering that is the 200-year-old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rising 126' above the River Dee and running for over 335 yds - for more information on this see the numerous photos for squares SJ2742 and SJ2741
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Date (from Tags)
1947 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1961 4327 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.8433N 3:11.9269W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1962 4327
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