SO8690 : Overflow weir at Hinksford Lock in Staffordshire

taken 11 years ago, near to Swindon, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Overflow weir at Hinksford Lock in Staffordshire
Overflow weir at Hinksford Lock in Staffordshire
Along this length of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal the bypass channel at the locks takes the form of a weir, often of an odd shape, but sometimes circular. The water descends into a culvert and flows back into the canal below the lock. Maybe James Brindley, who was responsible for the design of the canal in the 1770s did not specify the design of these structures.
Many locks employ a much simpler basic bypass channel, often along the surface rather than underground.
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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Sunday, 29 August, 2010   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 12 May, 2021
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Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8648 9015 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.5443N 2:12.0379W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8648 9014
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