SK7953 : Newark Town Lock

taken 7 years ago, near to Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

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Newark Town Lock
Newark Town Lock
From the basin looking north-east to the lock entrance and the castle beyond. The Newark navigation is a cut from the River Trent that was completed in 1772. The navigable channel right into the town allowed goods such as corn, wool, sand, gravel and coal to be easily transported. Coal was brought by barge from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire coalfields to fuel several new industries here. Initially malting became the main industry. The building of the 1809 ironworks led to agricultural machinery manufacture and in 1890 a boiler-making business started up. Today it is mainly used by pleasure craft although barges still use the broad locks. The entrance on the left leads to a large dry dock and boat repair centre.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 794 538 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.5532N 0:48.9128W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 794 538
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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