TF2568 : The old Horncastle Canal

taken 1 year ago, near to Thornton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The old Horncastle Canal
The old Horncastle Canal
South of Horncastle.
Horncastle Canal
The Horncastle Canal largely followed the course of the River Bain for 11 miles, through 12 locks from the River Witham near Dogdyke to Horncastle. Engineered by William Jessop and John Rennie, it opened in 1802 and was never really financially viable, finally superseded by the opening of the Kirkstead to Horncastle branch railway line in 1854. With increasing competition from the railways and mounting debts, it was finally abandoned on 23rd September 1889.
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Near (from Tags)
Thornton  Horncastle Canal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2567 6825 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.7894N 0:7.2168W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2571 6805
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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