SD5109 : Disused lock

taken 1 year ago, near to Appley Bridge, Lancashire, Great Britain

Disused lock
Disused lock
In the first half of the 19th century an additional section of the canal was built outside Appley Bridge. This short section bypassed the 12 foot deep lock on the main course of the canal and used two 6 foot deep locks instead. This was done not only to conserve water but also to avoid boats queuing on the main section waiting for the deeper lock to fill. The detour section is now disused.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest  Canals 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5153 0969 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.8929N 2:44.0145W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 51432 09725
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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