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

The Weighhouse, Somersetshire Coal Canal, Midford c.1880

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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 Reference

14123
 

Collection Reference

Private
 

Original Width (mm)

240
 

Original Height (mm)

156
 

Collection Location

Private Collection
 

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