SK5539 : Nottingham Canal near Castle Marina

taken 10 years ago, near to Lenton, Nottingham, Great Britain

Nottingham Canal near Castle Marina
Nottingham Canal near Castle Marina
New housing has been built overlooking the canal. In the distance can be seen the Castle SK5639 on its bluff above the city.
Nottingham Canal
The Nottingham Canal was 14.7 miles long from Langley Mill to the River Trent in Nottingham. William Jessop was appointed in 1791 to survey the Canal but most of the work was done by James Green. The canal was put before Parliament in 1792 and Benjamin Outram made engineer under Jessop who had to give up the post as Chief Engineer before completion due to illness. The canal opened in 1796 after many difficulties at a cost of 43,500, twice the estimate. From the 1840s after the arrival of the railways the canal declined and was abandoned altogether in 1936 by the then owners Great Northern Railway Co. The section between the Trent and Lenton was passed to Trent Navigation Company at this time. Most of the canal was built over from 1955 but the section from Derby Road to Lenton Chain was re-used as a new course for the River Leen and so is still in water and remains in use as part of the Beeston and Nottingham Canal that allows boats to navigate past the shallow water on the Trent at Clifton Bridge and the weir at Beeston.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 6 February, 2008
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 559 390 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.7556N 1:10.1103W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 558 390
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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