The Grantham Canal :: Shared Description

The Grantham Canal was built from the River Trent in Nottingham to Grantham, some 33 miles between 1793 and 1797 at a cost of £118,500 and narrow boats and barges transported coal, building materials and groceries through 18 locks to Grantham. On the return journey they transported corn, malt, beans, wool and other agricultural produce. Due to the development and the success of the railways the canal was closed in 1935 and left to its fate. Over the years it fell into disrepair with many of the "fixtures and fittings" being demolished.
The Grantham Canal Restoration Society is an active body which has been working towards the reopening of the canal as a recreational and commercial waterway. Whether this will ever happen is up for debate with many obstacles in the way.
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by Kate Jewell
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SK8336 : Weir and derelict lock on the Grantham Canal by Mat Fascione
SK6829 : 13 miles from the Trent by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6832 : Spencer's Bridge by Richard Croft
SK5937 : Eastbound carriage way, Radcliffe Road by Kate Jewell
SK6436 : Canal milepost by Richard Croft
SK8336 : Work on Lock 15, Grantham Canal by Kate Jewell
SK5937 : Grantham Canal towpath by Richard Croft
SK7029 : Clark's Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6830 : Kinoulton Bridge No 29 by Mat Fascione
SK6636 : Cropwell Bottom Lock by Richard Croft
SK8435 : The Grantham Canal between Woolsthorpe and Longmoor Bridges; looking east by Tim Heaton
SK6734 : The Old Mill next to the Grantham Canal by Mat Fascione
SK8336 : Lock 14, Grantham Canal by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8435 : Woolsthorpe Bottom Lock No.16 along the Grantham Canal by Mat Fascione
SK6929 : The Old Wharf Tearoom and Hickling Canal Basin by Mat Fascione
SK8434 : Old barge next to Woolsthorpe Top Lock 18 by Mat Fascione
SK5838 : Grantham Canal in Nottingham by Mat Fascione
SK6732 : Grantham Canal looking east at Wild's Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6736 : Foss Bridge No 18 by Mat Fascione
SK6137 : Swans by the Grantham Canal by Richard Croft
SK6036 : Tollerton Road Bridge No 7 by Mat Fascione
SK6535 : Josse's Lock Cotgrave No. 8 by Mat Fascione
SK7029 : Under Clark's Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6736 : Site of the former Fosse swing bridge by Mat Fascione
SK9034 : Towpath along the Grantham Canal by Mat Fascione

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Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2010, Updated: Sun, 1 Sep 2013

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