Talk:Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

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Length of Edstone Aqueduct[edit]

I have reduced the quoted length of Edstone Aqueduct from 754 ft to 475 ft. Ware quotes this length, and it seems about right when looking at the structure on Google maps. I cannot find a reliable source for the longer length. Bob1960evens (talk) 23:51, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Canals by Nigel Crowe Batsford 071346884 gives it as 520 ft (158m) and states that it is the second longest after Pontcysyllte. However, Inland Navigator by Brian Marsh Penguin 9780140466669 gives 475 ft as does Pearson's Guide. Nicholson, however, says "approaching 200 yards". Measuring the OS map (1:25000) suggests 125 metres, only about 400 ft. Waterscape says "250 yards" - British Waterways ought to know, as it was extensively refurbished two or three years ago. Hymers2 (talk) 13:58, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Pontcysyllte is, of course, in Wales. Bob1960evens (talk) 22:04, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

The three aqueducts[edit]

I think it would be useful to move the body of these three 'Features' to 3 separate articles. This would bring them into line with the format of all the 'Bridge' articles. These are 3 significant structures, and at the moment it is proving difficult/impossible to link them in to the extensive categorisation used by W/pedia and W/media.

A brief summary of each should of course remain on this page.

Does any editor have any views on this proposal. Flying Stag (talk) 23:31, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

It is difficult to see that there is any more than a brief summary in the article already. If you have a lot more information about them, then it might be worth moving them to separate articles. Bob1960evens (talk) 22:08, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Assessment[edit]

  • Suitably referenced, with inline citations
  • Reasonable coverage - no obvious omissions or inaccuracies
  • Defined structure, with adequate lead
  • Reasonably well written for grammer and flow
  • Supporting materials - Infobox, map, images
  • Appropriately understandable

I am rating this at B class. Bob1960evens (talk) 15:12, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Summit level[edit]

It is surely of some significance, and worth mentioning somewhere, that with the stop lock out of use the top level of the canal is on the Birmingham level. 86.176.166.181 (talk) 12:20, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Agree. I've fixed it.--Shantavira|feed me 13:18, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Which direction?[edit]

The "route" section is arranged north to south, whereas the "features" section is south to north. This is a little confusing so I intend arranging the features north to south in due course.--Shantavira|feed me 13:21, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Now done.--Shantavira|feed me 10:39, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

King's Norton Swing Bridge[edit]

Walked the northern section at the weekend and observed that the swing bridge (no.2) has been removed since I was last there.--Shantavira|feed me 10:56, 6 June 2012 (UTC)