SK2102 : Coventry Canal near Kettlebrook in Staffordshire

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

Coventry Canal near Kettlebrook in Staffordshire
Coventry Canal near Kettlebrook in Staffordshire
This is the Coventry Canal, looking north-north-east from beneath the arch of Bridge No 75.
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
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2113 0271 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.3049N 1:41.3586W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2109 0264
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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