Trent and Mersey Canal :: Shared Description

The Trent and Mersey Canal is 93·5 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
by Roger Kidd
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SJ8841 : Narrowboat near Trentham in Stoke-on-Trent by Roger  Kidd
SK1414 : Fradley Junction in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9033 : Trent and Mersey Canal at Stone, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ8057 : Bridge No 140 at Rode Heath, Cheshire by Roger  Kidd
SK2727 : High Bridge and High Bridge House, Egginton by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ8934 : Stone Top Lock, Trent and Mersey Canal by David Dixon
SK3229 : Trent and Mersey Canal, Towpath at Stenson Road by David Dixon
SJ7957 : Tree nursery by Stephen Craven
SK0120 : Moored narrowboat near Colwich in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SK0816 : Canal and toilet factory in Armitage, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9132 : Canal and housing at Little Stoke, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ8354 : Trent and Mersey Canal near Hardings Wood, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9132 : Brassworks Bridge south-east of Stone, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ8354 : Trent and Mersey Canal Lock 41 by Star Watcher
SJ9132 : Canal south-east of Stone, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9330 : Long Meadow Bridge near Burston in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SK0021 : Trent and Mersey Canal by N Chadwick
SJ9033 : Trent and Mersey Canal, Workhouse Bridge by David Dixon
SJ9725 : Trent and Mersey Canal south of Weston in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9923 : Trent and Mersey Canal approaching Great Haywood in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SK4430 : Stevens No.1 Store, Shardlow by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ8934 : Trent and Mersey Canal at Stone, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ7559 : Canal milepost near Wheelock by Stephen Craven
SK4228 : Trent and Mersey Canal Milepost by Jo Turner
SJ6475 : The Anderton Boat Lift in Operation by David Dixon

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Created: Sat, 8 Oct 2011, Updated: Wed, 21 Mar 2012

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