SJ6887 : Bridgewater Canal, Lymm, Cheshire

near to Lymm, Warrington, Great Britain

Bridgewater Canal, Lymm, Cheshire
Bridgewater Canal, Lymm, Cheshire
The Bridgewater Canal was a super highway of the 18th century, the equivalent of a modern motorway. Built on the contour with no locks, it blasted its way through the village of Lymm.

This view of the wharf and warehouse has now disappeared. Industrial development based on the canal's function as transport infrastructure has been replaced by residential development enhanced by the canal's landscape and recreational amenity.

The photograph was taken from the first floor of a house built in the mid 1970s on the north bank of the canal. With permission from the canal's owners, a gateway was made to provide access to a level pedestrian route to the village centre via the towpath. A 'glass alley' soda bottle from Barton, further east on the canal, was found about where the cat is sitting. It was probably thrown over the hawthorn hedge by a 19th century litter lout.

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Tuesday, 21 December, 2010
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Canal wharf   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 683 873 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9333N 2:28.6365W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 685 874
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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