Historic Maps and Plans of Inland Navigation




Canalmaps ref. V1
Waterway Grantham Canal
Title A Plan of the intended Navigable Canal from the Town of Grantham in the County of Lincoln, to the River Trent, near Nottingham Trent Bridge;and also of a collateral Branch from the said Canal near Cropwell Butler to the Town of Bingham both in the County of Nottingham.
Description Parliamentary plan
Date 1792
Scale 0.75 miles/inch approx
Size in inches 30 x 17
Medium/format Engraving, sectioned and cloth mounted
Source Separately issued map.
Notes As originally designed the canal was to join the Trent near Ratcliffe, as shown on an earlier state of this plan.  When the decision was taken to extend it to Nottingham the map was altered and a supplementary plate had to be engraved to increase the westerly coverage, so that the present map is comprised of two portions pasted together.  The junction line runs through the village of Basingfield.  The canal was  built largely according to this plan, although the Bingham Branch was not constructed.

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