ST4539 : The Glastonbury Canal

taken 10 years ago, near to Meare, Somerset, Great Britain

The Glastonbury Canal
The Glastonbury Canal
The Glastonbury Canal opened in 1833. It helped drain the surrounding area and for a while helped revive Glastonbury's economy allowing goods to be brought into the town from the coast. However, the fact that peat swells was a problem because the banks of the canal swelled and closed in, much reducing its size.

After only 21 years the canal was replaced by the Highbridge - Glastonbury railway. The rail journey only took 35 minutes. The railway ran beside the canal and was raised. This photograph is taken from beside the old railway line.
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ST4539, 28 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 February, 2008
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 452 395 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.1708N 2:47.0256W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 452 395
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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