SK4352 : Pye Bridge Pond

taken 1 year ago, near to Ironville, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Pye Bridge Pond
Pye Bridge Pond
A little bit of the Pinxton Arm of the Cromford Canal still in water. The OS map from the 1880s shows this as a triangular wharf at the eastern end of the Alfreton Iron Works. Before the railways, this canal was the main freight route in and out of the area. In the 1830s canal boats took coal from Pye Bridge to the River Trent and pig iron to Nottingham. They brought to Pye Bridge cargoes as diverse as timber from Leicester, hay from Derby, flour from the River Trent and corn from Nottingham. [Volunteers at the Friends of the Cromford Canal are creating a database from the original toll receipts.]
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Former (from Tags)
Canal Wharf 
Canal (from Tags)
Cromford Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4381 5284 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.2604N 1:20.8553W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4380 5283
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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