SJ9822 : Moored narrowboats on Tixall Wide, Staffordshire

taken 6 years ago, near to Tixall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Moored narrowboats on Tixall Wide, Staffordshire
Moored narrowboats on Tixall Wide, Staffordshire
The most popular mooring area on the canal is at Tixall Wide, a lake like construction near Great Haywood.

The currently defunct Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society website stated that, "Tixall Wide, at the northern end (of the canal), is an idiosyncratic solution to the local landowner’s condition that his view must not be blighted by a canal. Clifford Thomas, owner of Tixall Hall (now lost) insisted the canal be disguised so instead the line here more resembles a lake than a channel."
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal was opened in 1772, engineered by James Brindley. It cost a little over £100,000 at the time. It links the River Severn at Stourport to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Great Haywood Junction in Staffordshire. There are 43 locks (45 if you don't fancy the deep wide locks at Stourport) and the canal is 46 miles in length.

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Monday, 1 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 6 October, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9827 2251 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.0087N 2:1.6260W
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