SK4530 : Derwent Mouth

taken 16 days ago, near to Sawley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Derwent Mouth
Derwent Mouth
The confluence of the Derbyshire Derwent (centre) with the River Trent (flowing from left). The two streams meet virtually head-on and flow out to the right. The eastern end of the Trent and Mersey Canal also joins the Trent here, to the left of the large sign.
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.
River Trent
The River Trent is the third longest river in England (185 miles). It rises on Biddolph Moor, Staffordshire, then follows a generally north east to northerly path to join the River Ouse at Trent Falls. The Ouse & Trent combined form the Humber Estuary.
It is a very important river, economically having a number of Power Stations and industrial sites along its banks. It is navigable as far as Burton-On-Trent.
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River Derwent (Derbyshire)
The Derwent is in Derbyshire. It is 66 miles long and is a tributary of the River Trent which it joins south of Derby. For half its course, the river flows through the Peak District.
Much of the river's route, with the exception of Derby, is rural. However the river has also seen many human uses, and between Matlock and Derby was one of the cradles of the Industrial Revolution, providing power to the first industrial scale cotton mills. Today it provides a water supply to several surrounding cities, and its steeply sided valley is an important communications corridor through the uplands of the Peak District.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals 
River (from Tags)
Trent  Derwent (Derbyshire) 
Canal (from Tags)
Trent and Mersey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4588 3080 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.3635N 1:19.1888W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4595 3076
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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