SE3901 : Elsecar Branch, Dearne & Dove Canal

taken 3 years ago, near to Elsecar, Barnsley, Great Britain

Elsecar Branch, Dearne & Dove Canal
Elsecar Branch, Dearne & Dove Canal
Between Tingle Bridge and Smithy Bridge. The canal was built to carry coal from local collieries. It had opened by 1798, at least 30 years before any railway competition. It closed to traffic [due to mining subsidence] in 1928. It was officially closed in 1961. The towpath is well used by walkers and cyclists and a local group is keen to restore the canal.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
Trans Pennine Trail 
Derelict (from Tags)
Canal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Canal (from Tags)
Elsecar Branch  Dearne and Dove 
Disused (from Tags)
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3958 0116 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.3389N 1:24.2828W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3956 0114
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Greenway  Traffic-Free Cycle Route  Canal Towpath  Unnavigable Canal 

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