SK5679 : Chesterfield Canal, near Rhodesia

taken 1 month ago, near to Rhodesia, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Chesterfield Canal, near Rhodesia
Chesterfield Canal, near Rhodesia
This scene rather belies the urban surroundings on the outskirts of Worksop. Measures have been taken to discourage misuse of the towpath.
Chesterfield Canal :: SK3871
The Chesterfield canal is a 46 mile long navigable channel from the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield to the River Trent, passing through Staveley, Shireoaks, Worksop and Retford. The sections between West Stockwith junction on the Trent and Kiveton Park near Rotherham and from Staveley to just short of Chesterfield are navigable. The 10 miles from Norwood tunnel to Staveley are disused, Norwood tunnel has partly collapsed. The Chesterfield Canal trust plan to restore this section, but it requires a major diversion around Killamarsh.
The route is a typical James Brindley contour canal. An application was made to Parliament and the Act of Parliament received the Royal Assent on 28 March 1771. The canal was a success when it opened in 1777, however the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway opened a parallel line in 1849. The last commercial traffic was in 1908.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 April, 2019
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5696 7987 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.7627N 1:8.7922W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5699 7985
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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