SK8336 : Lock 13 (Stenwith bottom lock), Grantham Canal

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

Lock 13 (Stenwith bottom lock), Grantham Canal
Lock 13 (Stenwith bottom lock), Grantham Canal
This is the third lock of the Woolsthorpe flight which raised the canal to its summit level through to Grantham. The walls of the chamber are still in reasonable condition, and the western side has recently been cleared of trees as part of the ongoing project of restoration of the Woolsthorpe flight. Some idea of the earlier situation can be seen in this view Link
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Grantham Canal 
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Canal Lock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8378 3654 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.1852N 0:45.3224W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8380 3653
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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