SK5838 : Grantham Canal

near to West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Grantham Canal
Grantham Canal
Disused Grantham Canal and towpath at West Bridgford
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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2012
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5894 3814 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.2458N 1:7.4685W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5896 3811
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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