SK4826 : The Hermitage

near to Kegworth, Leicestershire, Great Britain

The Hermitage
The Hermitage
From The Old Cut River Soar Navigation. Kegworth reports an unusually high number of ghosts and The Hermitage is reputedly haunted by the white lady. Derbyshire Life of 20th July 2012 reports the case in the 70s, of a workman who fled the cellar having encountered a lady in white, though the then owner, Dr Bedford, assured him she was friendly, having lived with her for several years.
River Soar Navigation
24.1 miles (38.8km) long with 18 locks from just above Freeman's Meadow Lock in Leicester to the River Trent and Erewash Canal; the River Soar forms part of the Grand Union Canal Leicester Section. Thomas Skipworth was granted permission by Charles I to make the river navigable in 1634 but the scheme was never completed. The section between the River Trent and Loughborough was made navigable in 1778 by engineers John Smith and John May and extended by William Jessop to Leicester in 1794. The Grand Union Canal (not to be confused with the later canal route of the same name) connected it south to the southern canals network and to London in 1814. It was not until 1894 that the Grand Union and the Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canals were purchased by the Grand Junction Canal Company that later formed the Grand Union Canal who purchased the Leicester and Loughborough Navigations in 1932 along with the Erewash Canal.
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1993
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First in 5 Years (TPoint) ?
Date Taken
Monday, 16 August, 1993   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 7 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Housing, Dwellings  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 489 265 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.0335N 1:16.4642W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 490 264
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