SK8933 : Grantham Canal east of Vincent Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Grantham Canal east of Vincent Bridge
Grantham Canal east of Vincent Bridge
This is the one really straight section of the canal where it cuts through the watershed between the River Trent catchment and that of the River Witham at Grantham. The towpath is part of Sustrans national cycle route 15.
The Grantham Canal
The Grantham Canal was built from the River Trent in Nottingham to Grantham, some 33 miles between 1793 and 1797 at a cost of 118,500 and narrow boats and barges transported coal, building materials and groceries through 18 locks to Grantham. On the return journey they transported corn, malt, beans, wool and other agricultural produce. Due to the development and the success of the railways the canal was closed in 1935 and left to its fate. Over the years it fell into disrepair with many of the "fixtures and fittings" being demolished.
The Grantham Canal Restoration Society is an active body which has been working towards the reopening of the canal as a recreational and commercial waterway. Whether this will ever happen is up for debate with many obstacles in the way.
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SK8933, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Grantham Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8927 3395 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.7357N 0:40.4672W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8921 3395
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Sustrans Route 15  Canal Towpath 

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