Tixall Wide (Southwest end)

Unnamed Road, Tixall, Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Tixall Wide (Southwest end) is a major waterways place on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Autherley to Great Haywood) between Milford Bridge No 105 (1 mile and 3 furlongs and 1 lock to the southwest) and Great Haywood Junction (Junction of Trent and Mersey and Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canals) (7¼ furlongs to the east).
The nearest place in the direction of Milford Bridge No 105 is Old Hill Bridge No 107; 4¼ furlongs away.
The nearest place in the direction of Great Haywood Junction is Tixall Wide (Northeast end); 1¾ furlongs away.

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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. Boaters moored on the Wide, the towpath is a very popular overnight mooring spot, or passing through the Wide have an excellent view of the magnificent Elizabethan gatehouse that is the only remaining part of Tixall Hall.

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.

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