SK5381 : Thorpe lock 23

taken 6 years ago, near to Netherthorpe, Rotherham, Great Britain

Thorpe lock 23
Thorpe lock 23
Lock 23 on the Chesterfield Canal
Chesterfield Canal :: SK3871

The Chesterfield canal is a 46 mile long navigable channel from the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield to the River Trent, passing through Staveley, Shireoaks, Worksop and Retford. The sections between West Stockwith junction on the Trent and Kiveton Park near Rotherham and from Staveley to just short of Chesterfield are navigable. The 10 miles from Norwood tunnel to Staveley are disused, Norwood tunnel has partly collapsed. The Chesterfield Canal trust plan to restore this section, but it requires a major diversion around Killamarsh.
The route is a typical James Brindley contour canal. An application was made to Parliament and the Act of Parliament received the Royal Assent on 28 March 1771. The canal was a success when it opened in 1777, however the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway opened a parallel line in 1849. The last commercial traffic was in 1908.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Canals 
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Chesterfield Canal  Lock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5340 8158 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.7070N 1:11.9806W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5336 8160
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