SJ9822 : Tixall Wide near Great Haywood in Staffordshire

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

Tixall Wide near Great Haywood in Staffordshire
Tixall Wide near Great Haywood in Staffordshire
Looking north-east towards Great Haywood.
This open stretch of water south-west of Great Haywood is also known as The Broad Water. Mooring on the right is very popular in the summer.

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society in a former website article wrote: "Tixall Wide, at the northern end (of the canal), is an idiosyncratic solution to the local landowner’s condition that his view must not be blighted by a canal. Clifford Thomas, owner of Tixall Hall (now lost) insisted the canal be disguised, so instead the line here more resembles a lake than a channel."
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal was opened in 1772, engineered by James Brindley. It cost a little over £100,000 at the time. It links the River Severn at Stourport to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Great Haywood Junction in Staffordshire. There are 43 locks (45 if you don't fancy the deep wide locks at Stourport) and the canal is 46 miles in length.

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Date Taken
Monday, 9 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9848 2280 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.1652N 2:1.4392W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9836 2271
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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