SK4927 : Leaving Kegworth shallow flood lock

taken 1 year ago, near to Kingston on Soar, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Leaving Kegworth shallow flood lock
Leaving Kegworth shallow flood lock
Navigation through the bridge is completely blind as the channel turns sharply left beyond it.

There is a bench mark LinkExternal link on the road side of the bridge parapet.
River Soar Navigation
24.1 miles (38.8km) long with 18 locks from just above Freeman's Meadow Lock in Leicester to the River Trent and Erewash Canal; the River Soar forms part of the Grand Union Canal Leicester Section. Thomas Skipworth was granted permission by Charles I to make the river navigable in 1634 but the scheme was never completed. The section between the River Trent and Loughborough was made navigable in 1778 by engineers John Smith and John May and extended by William Jessop to Leicester in 1794. The Grand Union Canal (not to be confused with the later canal route of the same name) connected it south to the southern canals network and to London in 1814. It was not until 1894 that the Grand Union and the Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canals were purchased by the Grand Junction Canal Company that later formed the Grand Union Canal who purchased the Leicester and Loughborough Navigations in 1932 along with the Erewash Canal.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Canals 
Bridge (from Tags)
Road Over Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4939 2719 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.3980N 1:16.0929W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4941 2723
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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