SK0182 : Welcome to Bugsworth Basin

taken 7 years ago, near to Furness Vale, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Welcome to Bugsworth Basin
Welcome to Bugsworth Basin
Bugsworth Basin is at the end of the Peak Forest Canal. This information panel highlights all the areas of interest at the basin
Bugsworth Basin

Bugsworth Basin is situated at the head of navigation of the Peak Forest Canal, in the village of Buxworth. The Basin was once the largest inland port on the narrow canal system; a busy interchange between tramway and canal where boats were loaded with limestone.

Bugsworth Basin closed in 1927 and by the 1960s was dry and overgrown. In 1968 volunteers from the Inland Waterways Protection Society began restoration and Bugsworth Basin was finally re-opened to navigation in March 2005.

Today it is unique as the only surviving canal and tramway interchange in the UK. It is recognised as an internationally important industrial heritage site, designated as a scheduled ancient monument and is protected under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act, 1979.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Canals 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 014 828 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.5636N 1:58.7991W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 013 828
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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