SK7532 : Grantham Canal milepost

taken 3 years ago, near to Harby, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Grantham Canal milepost
Grantham Canal milepost
Adjacent to Stathern Bridge, this may be an original, although there are many modern replacements.
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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SK7532, 57 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Grantham Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7555 3238 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.0150N 0:52.7231W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7555 3238
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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