SK4530 : The end of the Trent and Mersey Canal

taken 3 months ago, near to Sawley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

The end of the Trent and Mersey Canal
The end of the Trent and Mersey Canal
The junction with the River Trent at Derwent Mouth.
The brickwork on the left is the abutment of the original Long Horse Bridge which carried the towpath across the river Trent. A replacement bridge LinkExternal link was opened in 2011 some 140 metres upstream on the river.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 January, 2018   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Trent and Mersey 
River (from Tags)
Trent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4586 3077 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.3474N 1:19.2068W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4595 3075
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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