SK4067 : Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons)

taken 1 year ago, near to Temple Normanton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons)
Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons)
 
This north-westerly facing photograph was taken inside an area of land referred to as the Grassmoor Lagoons. It was taken when a group from the 'Friends of Grassmoor Country Park' were invited to examine the remediation work carried out thus far. I was fortunate enough to be invited along by a member of the group.

The photograph is of an area of the Grassmoor Lagoons that is being developed as marsh land. Immediately beyond the fence and running across the photograph is a public footpath connecting Mansfield Road in Corbriggs with the B6038 in Grassmoor. Beyond that is part of the Grassmoor Golf Centre.

Water from the marsh is allowed to drain via culverts and open water courses into Calow Brook.

This area is part of land that was once occupied by the Grassmoor Colliery. When the colliery closed part of the site was used by the Avenue Coking Plant to dump large quantities of toxic coal tar sludge into lagoons on this site. One of these lagoons was some 140m south of this viewpoint.

When the coking plant closed in 1993 Derbyshire County Council inherited the site and in 2010 work began to clear the contaminated land LinkExternal link . Although at the time of writing (March 2018) the landscaping has been completed it is anticipated that the area will not be available for public use until some time between 2019 and 2022 because of continuing problems relating to the contamination. These include contaminated surface areas and issues that are producing contaminated water.

For another photograph of the developing marsh, click here:- SK4067 : Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons).
For a photograph showing the gulley that feeds water into the marsh, click here:- SK4067 : Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons).
For a photograph taken near the main entrance to the Grassmoor Lagoons site and looking toward this viewpoint, click here:- SK4067 : Grassmoor Country Park (Grassmoor Lagoons).

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Note that although the remediation work to remove the lagoons was completed in 2015 the OS map still showed them in situ in March 2018.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 23 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Former (from Tags)
Colliery Tip 
Primary Subject of Photo
Marsh 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4086 6798 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.4395N 1:23.3814W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4089 6795
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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