Waterways - The Nottingham Canal

The Nottingham Canal

This is NOT the Nottingham Canal, but it used to be and under Abbey Street bridge at Lenton from where this shot was taken was once one of the locks.

The water that now flows under the bridge is The River Leen a tributary of The Trent.  The course of this river has been manipulated by man since ancient times when it was re-routed to flow past the Castle Rock.  In those days, as old paintings show, it was an important waterway for bringing goods up from the Trent to the city. 

This view looking north, shows the River Leen winding its way around The Queens Medical Centre - the brick building.  The blue / grey new construction is a new unit that will I understand specialise in quick turn around small operations.

 

  Ray Teece 24-07-2007

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