TG3127 : Briggate lock

taken 11 years ago, near to Honing, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Briggate lock
Briggate lock
View west along the disused canal; the bridge seen in the background carries the Weavers Way across it. The opening of the North Walsham & Dilham Canal - the only official canal in Norfolk - was in 1826. The North Walsham & Dilham Canal basically is the canalised River Ant, which was widened to accommodate Norfolk wherries that transported offal to bone mills and returning with loads of fertiliser. Corn and flour were transported to and from Bacton Wood > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link and Swafield. Farm produce, timber and coal were also transported by wherry. The canal ran from Smallburgh to Antingham and contained 6 locks.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 May, 2008
Category
Canal (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 314 276 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.7761N 1:25.9268E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 315 274
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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