SK0418 : Trent & Mersey Canal, Rugeley

taken 8 years ago, near to Rugeley, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Trent & Mersey Canal, Rugeley
Trent & Mersey Canal, Rugeley
An angler shelters from the rain where the canal passes near to Rugeley town centre.
Trent and Mersey Canal

The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.

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Friday, 16 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 19 August, 2013
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Sport, Leisure  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0449 1864 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.9205N 1:56.0938W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0448 1867
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