The Weighhouse, Somersetshire Coal Canal, Midford c.1880

The Weighhouse, Somersetshire Coal Canal, Midford c.1880
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

This unusual construction, was a machine for weighing canal boats and their cargo up to 40 tons in weight. It was built in 1831 and was used until the Somersetshire Coal Canal closed in 1898. Now converted into a private home, it is barely recognisable.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
14123
Collection Reference
 
Private
Original Width (mm)
 
240
Original Height (mm)
 
156
Collection Location
 
Private Collection

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