SK2002 : Canalside housing near Fazeley Junction in Staffordshire

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

Canalside housing near Fazeley Junction in Staffordshire
Canalside housing near Fazeley Junction in Staffordshire
This modern housing is in Somerset Close, off County Drive, north of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.
Coventry Canal (Fazeley to Whittington) :: SK1707
This section of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal was opened by 1789 along a route planned by the Coventry Canal Company, but delayed because of lack of money. This is the reason why several miles of canal between Fazeley and Whittington have un-numbered bridges. It is often now considered as part of the Coventry Canal.
Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal's original purpose was to provide a link between Birmingham and the south east of England, by way of the Coventry Canal and the Oxford Canal. John Smeaton was the engineer, and the canal was completed in 1789. The canal now runs from the BCN Main Line at Old Turn Junction, Birmingham to the Coventry Canal at Fazeley Junction, just outside Tamworth. The length is 15 miles (24 km), and it includes 38 locks. There is also a short branch to Digbeth, Birmingham. A further extension was built along the planned course of the Coventry Canal as far as Whittington. (Information from Wikipedia LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2019 0214 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.9996N 1:42.1938W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2018 0211
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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