SJ7065 : The Kings Lock, Middlewich

taken 10 months ago, near to Middlewich, Cheshire, Great Britain

The Kings Lock, Middlewich
The Kings Lock, Middlewich
The pub is immediately adjacent to lock 71 on the Trent & Mersey Canal. On a warm day customers can sit outside the front of the pub and watch the activities of boaters.
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Public House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7067 6563 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.2168N 2:26.4230W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7065 6563
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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