SK2957 : Canal Warehouse, Cromford

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

Canal Warehouse, Cromford
Canal Warehouse, Cromford
The Canal Warehouse was built in 1794 and is sometimes referred to as "the gothic Warehouse" because of its embattled parapet on the side facing the road. The lean-to shed over the unloading bay was added in 1814. Today, it is used as a conference centre.
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: 53:6.5827N 1:33.2341W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 299 570
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Wharf  Cromford Wharf  18th Century  Canal  Eighteenth Century  Warehouse  Cromford Mills  Derwent Valley Mills  Industrial Heritage 

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