SJ9949 : Caldon Canal, Bridge#50 at Consall Forge

taken 1 year ago, near to Consall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Caldon Canal, Bridge#50 at Consall Forge
Caldon Canal, Bridge#50 at Consall Forge
The canal accommodation bridge at Consall Forge dates from circa 1779. It is a Grade II listed building (List entry Number: 1038043 LinkExternal link Historic England).
The Caldon Canal
The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal was created, and opened in 1779, specifically as a transport facility for the limestone quarries at Cauldon, near Froghall. In 1797 a secondary branch was built from Hazlehurst Locks to Leek. By 1811 a further extension from Froghall led to Uttoxeter, a further 13 miles, but only lasted until 1845. By 1849 a railway had been built, some of the track using the former canal bed.

Due mainly to railways taking most of the trade, the canal became little used and almost unnavigable by the early 1960s.

The canal was reopened in 1974 following enormous amounts of work instigated by the Caldon Canal Society, its volunteers, and the British Waterways Board. The current seventeen miles from Etruria to Froghall are a particularly attractive canal for cruising, despite the seventeen locks ... well that isn't too many, is it? ;-)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Caldon Canal 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 999 491 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.3720N 2:0.1139W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 999 491
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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