SK8435 : Lock 17, Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire

near to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Lock 17, Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire
Lock 17, Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire
One of three restored locks on the Grantham Canal at the old Woolsthorpe wharf site.
The Grantham Canal
The Grantham Canal was built from the River Trent in Nottingham to Grantham, some 33 miles between 1793 and 1797 at a cost of 118,500 and narrow boats and barges transported coal, building materials and groceries through 18 locks to Grantham. On the return journey they transported corn, malt, beans, wool and other agricultural produce. Due to the development and the success of the railways the canal was closed in 1935 and left to its fate. Over the years it fell into disrepair with many of the "fixtures and fittings" being demolished.
The Grantham Canal Restoration Society is an active body which has been working towards the reopening of the canal as a recreational and commercial waterway. Whether this will ever happen is up for debate with many obstacles in the way.
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Saturday, 16 July, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 16 July, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 843 350 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.3821N 0:44.8637W
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