SK4740 : Erewash Canal near Gallows Inn

taken 8 months ago, near to Trowell, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Erewash Canal near Gallows Inn
Erewash Canal near Gallows Inn
Modern housing in the background, with Canal and Rivers Trust workboat 'Bollin' adding a splash of colour. The boat has been used in conjunction with local volunteers for clearing debris from the canal.
Erewash Canal :: SK4545
The Erewash Canal was opened in 1779 to provide an outlet for collieries on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. It descends 109 feet from its northern end at Langley Mill to the River Trent at Trent Lock, a distance of nearly 12 miles. Although initially highly profitable, competition from other canals and the railways began to eat into trade in the 19th century. In 1932 it passed to the Grand Union Canal Company and was nationalised in 1947. Narrowboat carrying ceased in 1963, but the waterway continued to be maintained to provide a water supply for industry in the lower Erewash valley. This meant that it was relatively easy to restore as a cruising waterway and since 1983 pleasure boaters have been able to use the entire length of the canal.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4759 4062 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.6507N 1:17.5784W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4769 4064
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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