Monument record MDR5719 - Cranfleet Canal, Long Eaton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Unknown - 1797 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A thorough survey of the Trent Navigation in the early 1790s identified a considerable number of shallows, some of which had a minimum of only 24 inches, the worst being opposite the entrance to the River Soar. In order to remedy the situation, a cut at Thrumpton was recommended. The cut, now known as the Cranfleet Canal, and associated lock (see SMR 22597) were opened in 1797 as part of a number of improvements made to the Trent Navigation. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hadfield, C. 1970. The Canals of the East Midlands, 2nd ed.. p 35, 75, 76, 202.



Grid reference Centred SK 497 313 (100m by 100m)

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Record last edited

Oct 6 2014 2:01PM

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