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Grantham Canal

Creating a 10-mile restored length from Grantham to Redmile.

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Facts & Stats

33 miles

(53.1km)

The length of the Grantham Canal restoration.

18 locks

1936

Year closed

From Grantham to Redmile

Having completed the first stage of Grantham Canal Society’s Heritage Lottery Fund backed project by restoring Lock 15, volunteers have moved on to Lock 14. This too was in sufficiently poor condition that the work has involved complete dismantling and rebuilding of the chamber in brick-faced concrete.

As well as being an important restoration task in itself, the work is being used as a heritage skills training exercise for the Society and CRT to help provide a pool of volunteers for the next stage, locks 12-13.

With locks 16-18 and the canal from there to the edge of Grantham already restored, it’s also a step towards creating a 10-mile restored length from Grantham to Redmile, and in the medium term, completing the Long Pound to Cropwell Bishop. Get that open, and someone might just find the cash to create the diversion needed to connect the canal back to the Trent.