SK8634 : Denton Wharf

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

Denton Wharf
Denton Wharf
The upper section of the Grantham Canal has been restored for navigation by small craft and this is one location where boats can be slipped into the canal.
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.
See LinkExternal link for further information.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Alan Murray-Rust and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SK8634, 51 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 11 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Grantham Canal 
Former (from Tags)
Canal Wharf 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8657 3427 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.9347N 0:42.8696W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8657 3425
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Slipway 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 15 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register