SK5538 : River Leen at Abbey Street

near to Lenton, Nottingham, Great Britain

River Leen at Abbey Street
River Leen at Abbey Street
At this point following the course of the former Nottingham Canal. Queen's Medical Centre in the background.
NET Phase 2, as it was
Photographs of the NET Nottingham to Chilwell and Nottingham to Clifton tram routes before the construction began.
Nottingham Canal
The Nottingham Canal was 14.7 miles long from Langley Mill to the River Trent in Nottingham. William Jessop was appointed in 1791 to survey the Canal but most of the work was done by James Green. The canal was put before Parliament in 1792 and Benjamin Outram made engineer under Jessop who had to give up the post as Chief Engineer before completion due to illness. The canal opened in 1796 after many difficulties at a cost of 43,500, twice the estimate. From the 1840s after the arrival of the railways the canal declined and was abandoned altogether in 1936 by the then owners Great Northern Railway Co. The section between the Trent and Lenton was passed to Trent Navigation Company at this time. Most of the canal was built over from 1955 but the section from Derby Road to Lenton Chain was re-used as a new course for the River Leen and so is still in water and remains in use as part of the Beeston and Nottingham Canal that allows boats to navigate past the shallow water on the Trent at Clifton Bridge and the weir at Beeston.
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2012
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Health and social services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals 
Former (from Tags)
Canal 
River (from Tags)
Leen 
Place (from Tags)
Queens Medical Centre 
Name (from Tags)
NET Phase Two 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5510 3865 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.5452N 1:10.8911W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5516 3863
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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