SK7735 : View from the bridges on Jericho Lane, Barkestone (3)

taken 12 years ago, near to Barkestone-le-Vale, Leicestershire, Great Britain

View from the bridges on Jericho Lane, Barkestone (3)
View from the bridges on Jericho Lane, Barkestone (3)
As you leave Barkestone on Jericho Lane you come to two bridges, see SK7735 : Two bridges on Jericho Lane, Barkestone. This is the view of the old railway cutting from the second of the two bridges, see SK7735 : A different view!. This railway line used to link Bottesford, on the existing Nottingham to Grantham line, with Melton Mowbray, as well as serving the numerous ironstone workings in the area. The majority of these tracks were dismantled in the 1950s and 60s.
The land falls away at least 5 metres from the Grantham Canal, see SK7735 : View from the bridges on Jericho Lane, Barkestone (1), down to the railway cutting. There is a narrow strip of dry pasture between the two, a testament to the navvies' puddling skills although there is some water lying at the foot of the cutting. This is probably due to natural drainage from the surrounding fields.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 12 January, 2008
Category
Railway cutting   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 776 354 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.6415N 0:50.7717W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 775 353
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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