SK0282 : Bugsworth Middle Basin, Derbyshire

taken 4 years ago, near to Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Bugsworth Middle Basin, Derbyshire
Bugsworth Middle Basin, Derbyshire
Seen from Brookside.
Peak Forest Canal.
Bugsworth Basin near Whaley Bridge was built in 1796 to form an inland port to receive, then distribute limestone along the canals of Britain. The arch on the right is the entrance to the Middle Basin Arm. The local stone used extensively in the basin appears a dramatically different colour in sunlight to the same stone on a dull cloudy day. LinkExternal link
Overall, the site is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Excellent information about its history, decline, and restoration can be seen at:LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0217 8204 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.1158N 1:58.1325W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0221 8203
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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