SK7080 : Town Lock Wharf

taken 5 months ago, near to Retford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Town Lock Wharf
Town Lock Wharf
Town Lock and former wharf building LinkExternal link now undergoing development
Chesterfield Canal :: SK3871
The Chesterfield canal is a 46 mile long navigable channel from the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield to the River Trent, passing through Staveley, Shireoaks, Worksop and Retford. The sections between West Stockwith junction on the Trent and Kiveton Park near Rotherham and from Staveley to just short of Chesterfield are navigable. The 10 miles from Norwood tunnel to Staveley are disused, Norwood tunnel has partly collapsed. The Chesterfield Canal trust plan to restore this section, but it requires a major diversion around Killamarsh.
The route is a typical James Brindley contour canal. An application was made to Parliament and the Act of Parliament received the Royal Assent on 28 March 1771. The canal was a success when it opened in 1777, however the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway opened a parallel line in 1849. The last commercial traffic was in 1908.
Cuckoo Way
Following restoration of the Chesterfield Canal, the whole 46 mile length of the towpath from Chesterfield to West Stockwith was designated as a long distance footpath.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Construction, Development  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Lock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7049 8076 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.1451N 0:56.5979W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7051 8075
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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