SJ8512 : Tavern Bridge near Wheaton Aston in Staffordshire

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

Tavern Bridge near Wheaton Aston in Staffordshire
Tavern Bridge near Wheaton Aston in Staffordshire
Looking north-west towards Market Drayton, Tavern Bridge is No 19 across the Shropshire Union Canal near Wheaton Aston. Beyond the bridge is the long renowned Turner's Garage - get your diesel there! The tavern is off to the left, The Hartley Arms.
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
Village, Rural settlement  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8555 1296 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.8462N 2:12.9203W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8557 1295
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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