SJ8057 : Lock 54 tail

taken 7 years ago, near to Rode Heath, Cheshire, Great Britain

Lock 54 tail
Lock 54 tail
The locks on the stretch of the Trent and Mersey canal between Kidsgrove and Wheelock were dualled to ease congestion in the 1830s after the success of the canal and the new Harecastle tunnel brought huge congestion. In my view the paired locks are among the finest canal architecture in the country, and it is a great disappointment that many of duplicates are now out of use - quite apart from the congestion caused where they single-down as at Thurlwood Upper, No. 53.

This is a poignant image as this is the first time I have visited this canal without a boat and my senior assistant has only ever had one canal trip. He's still looking for a boat to appear, though, because that's what they do when you wait at the bottom of a lock, ready to hop on.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 8 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8007 5764 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.9338N 2:17.9529W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8006 5764
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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