SO8898 : Compton Lock in Wolverhampton

taken 8 years ago, near to Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Compton Lock in Wolverhampton
Compton Lock in Wolverhampton
Compton Lock on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal allows a fall (or rise) of 9ft 4in (about 285 metres). The top gates have been left open for me to enter the lock chamber.
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
Tuesday, 18 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 November, 2020
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8839 9891 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.2720N 2:10.3679W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8841 9895
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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