SK2103 : Approaching Glascote Locks in Kettlebrook, Staffordshire

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

Approaching Glascote Locks in Kettlebrook, Staffordshire
Approaching Glascote Locks in Kettlebrook, Staffordshire
There is a flight of two locks at Kettlebrook, known as Glascote Locks. Together they provide a rise of 13ft 8in (about 42 metres). At busy times, boaters can expect to wait hours rather than minutes, but today there is a queue of three (including me), so maybe 40 minutes.

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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Sunday, 18 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 13 March, 2018
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2156 0308 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.5034N 1:40.9760W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2154 0304
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