2014

SJ8934 : Canal, school and narrowboat at Stone, Staffordshire

taken 9 years ago, near to Stone, Staffordshire, England

This is 1 of 32 images, with title starting with Canal in this square
Canal, school and narrowboat at Stone, Staffordshire
Canal, school and narrowboat at Stone, Staffordshire
Trent and Mersey Canal. The image, taken from to top of Newcastle Road Lock (No 29) shows part of St Dominic's Preparatory School, and a narrowboat called "Cutter".
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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Geographical Context: Educational sites City, Town centre Canals other tags: Narrowboat Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Newcastle Road [56] · Lock 29 [29] · St Dominic's School [21] · St Dominic's Preparatory School [8] ·
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SJ8934, 321 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Roger D Kidd   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 October, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8983 3422 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.3190N 2:9.1591W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8982 3418
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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