SO6541 : Former Hereford & Gloucester Canal by Moorend Farm

taken 6 years ago, near to Munsley, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Former Hereford & Gloucester Canal by Moorend Farm
Former Hereford & Gloucester Canal by Moorend Farm
The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal (also known as the Hereford and Gloucester Canal) is a 34mile canal which ran from Hereford to Gloucester, where it linked to the River Severn. It was opened in two phases in 1798 and 1845, and closed in 1881. The canal had 23 8ft wide locks.

Much of its remnants are still visible though silted up, overgrown or covered over. Some sections are still well intact.

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust ambitiously aims to complete a full restoration of the canal. Though only the basin and a short stretch at the Gloucester end at Over has been restored so far.

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Date Taken
Friday, 28 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 31 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 659 415 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.2487N 2:29.8992W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 658 415
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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