SK8833 : Grantham Canal, Harlaxton Wharf

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

Grantham Canal, Harlaxton Wharf
Grantham Canal, Harlaxton Wharf
Harlaxton Wharf was one of several wharves along the Grantham Canal, used for supplying coal, and probably other goods, to local villages.

After the canal closed to navigation, in 1929, the wharf became disused and was used as a refuse tip. Following restoration work, the restored Harlaxton Wharf was officially opened on Sunday 4th July 2010 (LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) photos). Archaeological investigations at the time, dated the original timbers to the early 1800s.
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.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals 
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Grantham Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8819 3378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.6547N 0:41.4330W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8814 3382
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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