SJ9495 : Sluice gate on Peak Forest Canal

taken 7 years ago, near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Sluice gate on Peak Forest Canal
Sluice gate on Peak Forest Canal
This sluice gate on the Peak Forest Canal allows water to run off into Wilson Brook. The houses behind the fence on the right are part of Moorfield Place which was built on the site of the former Automasters Engineering Works SJ9495 : Peak Forest Canal.
Peak Forest Canal

The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne and Whaley Bridge.

It was built to link the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries.

The Lower Peak Forest Canal forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways website including a "virtual tour" of the canal
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for information on the history of the canal

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Date Taken
Monday, 19 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9427 9527 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.2492N 2:5.2653W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9425 9528
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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