SK4530 : The bottom reach of the Trent and Mersey Canal

taken 9 months ago, near to Shardlow, Derbyshire, Great Britain

The bottom reach of the Trent and Mersey Canal
The bottom reach of the Trent and Mersey Canal
Looking through Porter's Bridge to Derwent Mouth Lock, beyond which the canal joins the River Trent.
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
Friday, 19 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Trent and Mersey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4516 3055 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.2323N 1:19.8326W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4496 3051
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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