SK2957 : Cromford Canal, Cromford Wharf

taken 7 years ago, near to Cromford, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Cromford Canal, Cromford Wharf
Cromford Canal, Cromford Wharf
The building on the left, with its canopy over the canal, was the upper warehouse. It constructed in approx 1824 to house outgoing goods from the Cromford Mills. In 2004, it was opened as a cafe by the Arkwright Society.
Cromford Canal

The Cromford Canal ran 14.5 miles from Langley Mill (where there was a connection to the Erewash and Nottingham Canals) to Cromford on the edge of the Peak District. It was opened in 1794 and for many years traded profitably carrying mainly coal, limestone, iron ore and lead. As with many other canals, however, it suffered from railway competition and was dealt a major blow when Butterley Tunnel had to be closed permanently in 1900 due to subsidence. The southern stretch remained open until 1944 when it was formally abandoned (except for a short distance at Langley Mill). Today there is an active restoration society, the Friends of the Cromford Canal, that hopes eventually to reopen the canal for navigation.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 23 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Cromford Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 299 570 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.5612N 1:33.2343W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 299 570
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Canal  Wharf  Nineteenth Century  19th Century  Warehouse  Cromford Mills  Industrial Heritage  Derwent Valley Mills 

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