SK5779 : Chesterfield Canal, west of Worksop

taken 31 days ago, near to Rhodesia, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Chesterfield Canal, west of Worksop
Chesterfield Canal, west of Worksop
The notice attached to the wall of a towpath bridge tells us that the European Regional Development Fund, together with Nottinghamshire County Council, the Canal and River Trust, and Veolia Environmental Trust had funded the construction of a multi-user path suitable for cyclists from Sandy Lane to Bridge Place. The project was completed in 2013.
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 5734 7969 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.6632N 1:8.4520W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5734 7969
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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