SE1221 : Ochre in Tag Cut, Elland

taken 9 years ago, near to Rastrick, Calderdale, England

Ochre in Tag Cut, Elland
Ochre in Tag Cut, Elland
The water in this disused canal cut is clear elsewhere, but a short length here is strongly coloured by the ochre earth pigment, containing hydrated iron oxide.
Tag Cut, Elland :: SE1222

The Tag Cut was part of the original Calder and Hebble Navigation, which used the River Calder upstream and downstream of the cut, which bypassed a loop in the river and a weir. It became redundant when the long Freeman's Cut was constructed, in 1805-8, between the (Brighouse) North Cut at Freeman's Lock and Salterhebble. It is now dammed by a wall across Tag Lock, at the downstream end, and carries a small stream flow. It is in the Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve.

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Geographical Context: Lowlands Rivers, Streams, Drainage Woodland, Forest Canals Primary Subject: Stream other tags: Canal Disused Ochre Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 7 May, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 126 219 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.6037N 1:48.6397W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 126 219
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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