SK8435 : Grantham Canal at Woolsthorpe

taken 13 years ago, near to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Grantham Canal at Woolsthorpe
Grantham Canal at Woolsthorpe
The building on the left is the Rutland Arms, often referred to as the Dirty or Muddy Duck. The view is looking down stream towards Nottingham, approx 20 miles away. There is a disused mineral railway behind the trees on the right, now used as a cycle route. See LinkExternal link

Note: Before closure in 2014 The Rutland Arms had been informally known as the Dirty Duck for many years. It was reopened in 2016 after refurbishment and is now officially called The Dirty Duck.
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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SK8435, 91 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 July, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 16 July, 2005
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 842 352 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.4700N 0:44.9129W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 843 351
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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