SK1513 : Coventry Canal at Fradley Bridge, Staffordshire

taken 11 years ago, near to Fradley, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Coventry Canal at Fradley Bridge, Staffordshire
Coventry Canal at Fradley Bridge, Staffordshire
The Coventry Canal was started in 1768, and reached Atherstone by 1771, but lack of money meant that although it was planned to end at Fradley Junction, it had still only reached Fazeley by 1790. In the meantime, the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal had been built and used the Coventry Canal's original planned line to Whittington Brook. Another company then continued northwards to Fradley Junction. This final section was bought back by the Coventry Company later.

It explains how a long section of the canal including that pictured here near bridge No 90 is detached from the rest of the Coventry canal. The five and a half miles of canal running through Hopwas remains as part of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, which has un-numbered bridges. Coventry Canal Bridge No 77 at Fazeley Junction is five and a half miles from bridge No 78 at Whittington Brook.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 October, 2008
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 155 131 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.9417N 1:46.2392W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 154 131
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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