SK2002 : Tame aqueduct east of Fazeley in Staffordshire

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

Tame aqueduct east of Fazeley in Staffordshire
Tame aqueduct east of Fazeley in Staffordshire
This is the Coventry Canal east of Fazeley Junction, and looking east towards the aqueduct across the River Tame. Ahead, working narrowboat "Whitby" is about to negotiate Bridge No 75A (Peelers Way A51).

Jo Turner writes:
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
Sunday, 18 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2099 0223 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.0463N 1:41.4845W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2095 0221
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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