SP5006 : Sheepwash Channel, Oxford

taken 1 year ago, near to Botley, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Sheepwash Channel, Oxford
Sheepwash Channel, Oxford
Sheepwash Channel, also known as Sheepwash Cut, is one of the many channels by which the Thames passes through Oxford, carrying water away from the main channel (behind the camera) under the railway to join Castle Mill Stream as it flows along the edge of the medieval town.
On the left of the picture, the Cooperative childcare site.
River Thames
The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
Narrowboats
A Narrowboat is a long thin boat, designed to fit the canals of England and Wales. They were 7 feet (2.1 metres) wide, and up to 70 feet (21 metres) in length, the maximum that will fit in a standard lock.

In the 18th century before the age of steam railways and the internal combustion engines, the canals were one of the key systems of transporting goods around the country. The boats were towed by a shire horse walking along the tow-path. Of course boats today are powered by diesel engines.

Most narrowboats today are used for holidays & leisure cruising, and some are used as homes.

Read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
River 
River (from Tags)
Thames  River Thames 
Bridge (from Tags)
Railway Over River 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5038 0657 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3337N 1:16.2915W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5035 0656
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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