SJ9002 : Narrowboat passing under Blaydon Road Bridge No 66

taken 4 years ago, near to Oxley, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Narrowboat passing under Blaydon Road Bridge No 66
Narrowboat passing under Blaydon Road Bridge No 66
The Staffordshire and Worcester Canal runs for 46 miles (74 km) connecting to the River Severn at the historic Stourport Basins in the town of Stourport and at its northern end, in Staffordshire, it passes the grounds of the Shugborough Estate, before joining the Trent & Mersey Canal. The canal was authorised by an Act of Parliament on 14 May 1766 and engineered by James Brindley. The canal was completed in 1771 for a cost which exceeded the authorised capital, and opened to trade in 1772. Trade declined when the newer Worcester and Birmingham Canal opened in 1815. Although profits fell steadily from the 1860s it remained independent until the canals were nationalised in 1947. In 1959 it was planned to close the canal, but was saved through the efforts of a volunteer group, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society. The canal was re-classified as a cruiseway in 1968, and all of it was declared to be a Conservation Area the following year. This has resulted in historical buildings and structures being retained and improved sympathetically

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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Canals 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 902 020 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.9787N 2:8.7618W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 901 020
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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