SJ7426 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Knighton

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

Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Knighton
Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Knighton
Autherley Junction 20 miles.
Nantwich 19 miles.
Norbury Junction 4 miles.
SJ7426 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Knighton, a closer view of the milepost.
SJ7526 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost near Shebdon Wharf, the previous milepost along the canal.
SJ7327 : Canal milepost at Park Heath, the next milepost along the canal.
In the distance is Knighton Bridge No 46.
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
Sunday, 13 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Milepost or Milestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7440 2698 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.3831N 2:22.8892W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7440 2698
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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