The Weaver Navigation, Cheshire, 1838.
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Diagram of the section of the sea bank of the Weston Canal along the shore of the River Mersey showing the method of construction, and plan of the entrance from the River Mersey at Weston Point. The River Weaver was widened in the 18th century to make it navigable by barges servicing local industry. Illustration from Thomas Telford's (1757-1834) 'Atlas to the Life of Thomas Telford, civil engineer', published in London in 1838.