SK0915 : Canal east of Handsacre in Staffordshire

taken 5 years ago, near to Handsacre, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Canal east of Handsacre in Staffordshire
Canal east of Handsacre in Staffordshire
Tuppenhurst Bridge is No 56 across the Trent and Mersey Canal, east of Handsacre. It carries Tuppenhurst Lane, by Tuppenhurst Farm.
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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Saturday, 17 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 March, 2018
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Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0986 1557 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.2604N 1:51.3243W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0983 1557
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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