SJ7824 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Rue Hill

taken 1 year ago, near to Woodseaves, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Rue Hill
Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Rue Hill
Autherley Junction 17 miles.
Nantwich 22 miles.
Norbury Junction 1 miles.
SJ7824 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Rue Hill, for a closer view of the milepost.
SJ7923 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost near Norbury, the previous milepost along the canal.
SJ7725 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Old Lea, 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  Woodland, Forest  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7874 2494 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.2942N 2:19.0155W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7874 2494
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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