SK8037 : Disused Grantham Canal

taken 5 years ago, near to Bottesford, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Disused Grantham Canal
Disused Grantham Canal
Near the old Bottesford Wharf.
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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SK8037, 34 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
Contributed by
Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 6 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Grantham Canal 
Near (from Tags)
Bottesford 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8045 3732 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.6363N 0:48.2818W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8047 3736
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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