SK4430 : Shardlow Heritage Centre

taken 12 months ago, near to Shardlow, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Shardlow Heritage Centre
Shardlow Heritage Centre
The roadside view of the building. Built in the 1770s as a salt warehouse, it eventually became part of the Stevens corn-factoring business which took over several of the former canal warehouses. There are at least three generations of signwriting on the building, the most prominent of which reads “E.STEVENS.CORN.FORAGE.FERTILISERS.FORAGE.CAKE.MEAL” showing the variety of products handled.
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 93·5 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
Friday, 19 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Industry  Canals 
Former (from Tags)
Canal Warehouse 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century  1770s 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4416 3028 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.0917N 1:20.7261W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4415 3030
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Heritage Centre  Grade II Listed 

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