SO6243 : Former Hereford & Gloucester Canal by Monksbury Court

taken 6 years ago, near to Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Former Hereford & Gloucester Canal by Monksbury Court
Former Hereford & Gloucester Canal by Monksbury Court
With the change in levels this looks there would have been a lock here.
Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal

The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal (also known as the Hereford and Gloucester Canal) is a 34mile canal which ran from Hereford to Gloucester, where it linked to the River Severn. It was opened in two phases in 1798 and 1845, and closed in 1881. The canal had 23 8ft wide locks.

Much of its remnants are still visible though silted up, overgrown or covered over. Some sections are still well intact.

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust ambitiously aims to complete a full restoration of the canal. Though only the basin and a short stretch at the Gloucester end at Over has been restored so far.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 622 438 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.4802N 2:33.1883W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 621 438
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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