SK5739 : A stroll round Nottingham City Centre (7)

taken 10 days ago, near to Nottingham, Great Britain

A stroll round Nottingham City Centre (7)
A stroll round Nottingham City Centre (7)
Canal, looking east-northeast
Who shot the sheriff?
With an arrow of course, this being the city I associate with Robin Hood. My first visit since 1979 so, with some time to kill before seeing the mighty Macc Ladds, I had a stroll around.
Nottingham Canal
The Nottingham Canal was 14.7 miles long from Langley Mill to the River Trent in Nottingham. William Jessop was appointed in 1791 to survey the Canal but most of the work was done by James Green. The canal was put before Parliament in 1792 and Benjamin Outram made engineer under Jessop who had to give up the post as Chief Engineer before completion due to illness. The canal opened in 1796 after many difficulties at a cost of 43,500, twice the estimate. From the 1840s after the arrival of the railways the canal declined and was abandoned altogether in 1936 by the then owners Great Northern Railway Co. The section between the Trent and Lenton was passed to Trent Navigation Company at this time. Most of the canal was built over from 1955 but the section from Derby Road to Lenton Chain was re-used as a new course for the River Leen and so is still in water and remains in use as part of the Beeston and Nottingham Canal that allows boats to navigate past the shallow water on the Trent at Clifton Bridge and the weir at Beeston.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 December, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 3 December, 2018
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5737 3931 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.8869N 1:8.8576W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5734 3930
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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