SK5739 : Castle Lock, Nottingham Canal

taken 4 years ago, near to Nottingham, Great Britain

Castle Lock, Nottingham Canal
Castle Lock, Nottingham Canal
Drinkers take advantage of the pleasant evening sunshine to sit outside the Navigation, while 'Drifter' seems to be going nowhere moored inside the lock.
Nottingham Canal
The Nottingham Canal was 14.7 miles long from Langley Mill to the River Trent in Nottingham. William Jessop was appointed in 1791 to survey the Canal but most of the work was done by James Green. The canal was put before Parliament in 1792 and Benjamin Outram made engineer under Jessop who had to give up the post as Chief Engineer before completion due to illness. The canal opened in 1796 after many difficulties at a cost of 43,500, twice the estimate. From the 1840s after the arrival of the railways the canal declined and was abandoned altogether in 1936 by the then owners Great Northern Railway Co. The section between the Trent and Lenton was passed to Trent Navigation Company at this time. Most of the canal was built over from 1955 but the section from Derby Road to Lenton Chain was re-used as a new course for the River Leen and so is still in water and remains in use as part of the Beeston and Nottingham Canal that allows boats to navigate past the shallow water on the Trent at Clifton Bridge and the weir at Beeston.
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 April, 2015
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5707 3928 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.8727N 1:9.1258W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5705 3927
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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