SJ6255 : Hurleston Locks south-east of Barbridge in Cheshire

taken 3 years ago, near to Barbridge, Cheshire, Great Britain

Hurleston Locks south-east of Barbridge in Cheshire
Hurleston Locks south-east of Barbridge in Cheshire
Looking north-east from the top lock down the flight towards Hurleston Junction.

A flight of four Hurleston Locks brings the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal down to the main line at Hurleston Junction. The flight lowers the water level by 34ft 3in (104 metres) alongside Hurleston Reservoir.

The Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal starts by the River Dee at Llantysilio and leads to the main line at Hurleston Junction, a distance of 46 miles, with twenty-one locks. Water is supplied from the River Dee to the canal, and on to Hurleston Reservoir, a source of domestic water supplies. This results in a noticeable flow of water from west to east; unusual in a canal.

The Llangollen Canal was started in 1795, but not completed for many years. It was eventually absorbed by the Shropshire Union Company in 1846.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 18 August, 2017
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Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6237 5522 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.5712N 2:33.8018W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6232 5520
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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