Tixall Wide (Southwest end)
|Milford Bridge No 105||1 mile, 3 furlongs|
|River Sow Aqueduct||1 mile, ½ furlongs|
|Tixall Bridge No 106||6½ furlongs|
|Tixall Lock No 43||4½ furlongs|
|Old Hill Bridge No 107||4¼ furlongs|
|Tixall Wide (Southwest end)|
|Tixall Wide (Northeast end)||1¾ furlongs|
|Swivel Bridge No 108||4 furlongs|
|River Trent Second Aqueduct||6½ furlongs|
|River Trent First Aqueduct||6¾ furlongs|
|Great Haywood Basin||7 furlongs|
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- BridalBox (Spa, Beauty & Personal Care)
620 to the west.
- Aaron Chetwynd Architect Studio (Architect, Construction Service & Supply, Interior Designer)
1472 to the northeast.
- The Dog Man (Pet Service)
945 to the southwest.
- Tixall Wide (Boating)
170 to the northeast.
- Shugbourough Estate (Arts & Entertainment)
1082 to the southeast.
- Lockhouse (Cafe)
1321 to the east.
- Anglo Welsh (Ferry & Boat)
1240 to the east.
- Shugborough Food Festival (Arts & Entertainment)
1020 to the east.
- Great Haywood Junction (Boating)
1252 to the east.
- Shugborough Estate (Tourist Attraction)
1351 to the southwest.
- Shugborough Park Farm (Museum)
1169 to the southeast.
- Canalside Farm Shop (Cafeteria, Food & Grocery, Farm)
1356 to the east.
Wikipedia has a page about Tixall Wide
Tixall Wide, also known as Tixall Broad or The Broad Water, is a body of water that forms part of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal near Tixall in Staffordshire, England, to the south of the former Tixall Hall. The hall was, at that time, owned by Thomas Clifford, the fourth son of Hugh Clifford, 3rd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, and the grounds had been designed on the advice of the landscape architect Lancelot "Capability" Brown. The lake was probably created during the construction of the canal in 1771. It is said he "gave permission for the canal to pass through his land on the condition that it was made ... wide enough to look like a lake from the house". and thus in order not to spoil the view.
It has also been suggested that the canal was routed to utilise a lake that already existed, in which the angler and writer Izaak Walton had learned to fish.