SX4773 : Tavistock: Tavistock Canal

taken 10 years ago, near to Tavistock, Devon, Great Britain

Tavistock: Tavistock Canal
Tavistock: Tavistock Canal
The canal south of Tavistock. It is 4.5 miles long, of which 1.5 miles are in tunnel under Morwell Down: the canal was officially opened in 1817, after 14 years work. Steam engines and waterwheels cast in ironfoundries in the town were exported on the canal to Cornwall via Morwellham Quay and the river Tamar. Iron and copper ores were also shipped out by the canal and goods from Plymouth brought to Tavistock before the railways arrived. The canal has a fall of about 1 foot per mile, which allows water from the river Tavy to flow towards Morwellham: the canal water once powered waterwheels along the route
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 5 March, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 473 730 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.2245N 4:9.3114W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 474 730
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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