SJ8220 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Gnosall Heath

taken 1 year ago, near to Gnosall Heath, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Gnosall Heath
Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Gnosall Heath
Autherley Junction 13 miles.
Nantwich 26 miles.
Norbury Junction 2 miles.
SJ8220 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Gnosall Heath, closeup of the milepost.
SJ8318 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Chamberlain's Covert, the previous milepost along the canal.
SJ8120 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost near Cotonwood, the next milepost along the canal.
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
Saturday, 12 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Village, Rural settlement  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 822 200 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.6427N 2:15.9098W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 822 200
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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