SJ6930 : Dank and dreary Woodseaves Cutting

taken 1 year ago, near to Woodseaves, Shropshire, Great Britain

Dank and dreary Woodseaves Cutting
Dank and dreary Woodseaves Cutting
The cutting is an engineering feat on the Shropshire Union Canal, but rather a forbidding section. LinkExternal link
The Shropshire Union Canal
The Shropshire Union Canal (from Autherley to Nantwich) was engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1835. There are long straight sections of this canal which required either embankments or cuttings to avoid the need for locks. Although this was a more difficult procedure, the end route was shorter and the progress for horse drawn working boats could be maintained with (hopefully) no stoppages. The canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) was opened at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.

The current Shroppie north of Nantwich was formerly the Chester Canal, opened in 1779, and has wider locks and bridges. Boats up to nine feet in beam can still navigate this section; Telford's canal accommodates only narrowboats up to seven feet in beam.
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SJ6930, 29 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Sport, Leisure  Construction, Development  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cutting 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 697 306 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.3263N 2:27.0691W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 697 305
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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