SJ8317 : Narrowboats moored along the Shropshire Union Canal

taken 2 years ago, near to High Onn, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Narrowboats moored along the Shropshire Union Canal
Narrowboats moored along the Shropshire Union Canal
This stretch of the canal is between bridges 25 and 26.
The Shropshire Union Canal
The Shropshire Union Canal (from Autherley to Nantwich) was engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1835. There are long straight sections of this canal which required either embankments or cuttings to avoid the need for locks. Although this was a more difficult procedure, the end route was shorter and the progress for horse drawn working boats could be maintained with (hopefully) no stoppages. The canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) was opened at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.

The current Shroppie north of Nantwich was formerly the Chester Canal, opened in 1779, and has wider locks and bridges. Boats up to nine feet in beam can still navigate this section; Telford's canal accommodates only narrowboats up to seven feet in beam.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Towpath 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 833 170 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.0322N 2:14.8956W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 833 169
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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