SK1413 : The Coventry canal near Fradley in Staffordshire

taken 5 years ago, near to Fradley South, Staffordshire, Great Britain

The Coventry canal near Fradley in Staffordshire
The Coventry canal near Fradley in Staffordshire
A telephoto assisted image of the Coventry Canal, looking south-east towards Whittington and Tamworth.

Jo Turner notes:
Coventry Canal
The Coventry Canal enabling Act was passed in 1768 to connect Coventry with the Trent and Mersey Canal. Coventry to Bedworth was completed in 1769 for the revenue earning coal traffic but by 1771 when the canal reached Atherstone all authorised capital had been spent and James Brindley the first engineer was sacked. The canal didn't reach Fazeley, 12 miles short of its intended terminus, until 1790. The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal continued along the proposed line of the Coventry Canal to Whittington brook. The Trent and Mersey Canal (Grand Trunk Canal Co.) completed the section to Fradley and later sold it to the Coventry Canal which explains the disjointed section. It was one of the most profitable canals ever built in Britain paying dividends up to 1947. Coventry basin to Fradley junction is 38 miles with 13 locks.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1471 1366 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.2237N 1:47.0194W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1465 1372
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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