SK8833 : Grantham Canal at Harlaxton Wharf

taken 8 years ago, near to Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Grantham Canal at Harlaxton Wharf
Grantham Canal at Harlaxton Wharf
Looking west along a stretch of restored canal. The wharf is one of many along the canal and would have been used for supplying coal and other goods to local villages. The 33-mile canal was built in 1797 and traded profitably until the railways came along. There was a brief revival during the First World War but there followed a rapid decline in use and the canal was closed in 1929. The wharf is situated in the one-and-a-half mile long Harlaxton Cutting (or Harlaxton Drift), the largest engineering work of the whole canal. The wharf was restored in 2010.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8819 3381 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.6709N 0:41.4325W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8821 3381
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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