Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Sow Aqueduct

Sow Aqueduct
Staffs and Worcester Canal nr Tixall
A squat, four arch stone aqueduct constructed by James Brindley. This was initially built on dry land and, when complete, the River Sow was diverted under it. Very similar to its near neighbour over the River Trent.

Captain Ahab's personal collection - July 09

The Sow is a tributary of the Trent, which it joins at Great Haywood near Shugborough.

In times of flood I have seen the water right up to the top of the arches, and the upstream valley flooded from one side to the other. For the rest of the time the river has barely enough water to float a canoe.

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