SJ8512 : Moorings by Bridge Farm in Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire

taken 7 months ago, near to Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Moorings by Bridge Farm in Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire
Moorings by Bridge Farm in Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire
There are private long-term moorings by Bridge Farm in Wheaton Aston, and good visitor moorings each side of Tavern Bridge.
This narrowboat, (not painted in traditional colours) is by the winding hole below Wheaton Aston Lock.
Winding Hole
A wind-ing hole (pronounced as in wind = breeze, not as wine-ding) is a wide section of the canal where narrowboats up to 70 feet (21.3 metres) in length, the maximum accommodated by most locks on the canal system, can be turned round.
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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SJ8512, 128 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8562 1287 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.7977N 2:12.8579W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8564 1287
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