SJ8835 : Meaford Bottom Lock, Staffordshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Oulton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Meaford Bottom Lock, Staffordshire
Meaford Bottom Lock, Staffordshire
This is Meaford Lock (No 31) on the Trent and Mersey Canal north-west of Stone. The presence of a maple tree in its early autumn colours makes the scene picturesque as well as historical.

The Meaford flight consists of four locks north-east of Stone. The locks allow a rise of 32ft 5in (just under ten metres) in water level.
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 93.5 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first sod was cut by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent) and the whole canal was open for business by 1777.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Tree (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 889 351 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.8282N 2:9.9157W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 889 351
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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