SK4833 : Long Eaton Lock, Erewash Canal

taken 8 months ago, near to Long Eaton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Long Eaton Lock, Erewash Canal
Long Eaton Lock, Erewash Canal
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Erewash Canal :: SK4545
The Erewash Canal was opened in 1779 to provide an outlet for collieries on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. It descends 109 feet from its northern end at Langley Mill to the River Trent at Trent Lock, a distance of nearly 12 miles. Although initially highly profitable, competition from other canals and the railways began to eat into trade in the 19th century. In 1932 it passed to the Grand Union Canal Company and was nationalised in 1947. Narrowboat carrying ceased in 1963, but the waterway continued to be maintained to provide a water supply for industry in the lower Erewash valley. This meant that it was relatively easy to restore as a cruising waterway and since 1983 pleasure boaters have been able to use the entire length of the canal.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Erewash  Lock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4884 3357 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.8418N 1:16.5255W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4884 3357
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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