Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NOTTINGHAM and GRANTHAM railway

NOTTINGHAM and GRANTHAM railway, a railway in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire; from a junction with the Nottingham and Lincoln railway at Colwick, 2¾ miles E of Nottingham, eastward past Radcliffe, Bingham, and Bottesford, to a junction with the Great Northern at Grantham. It was authorized in 1847, under another name, and on a capital of £1,056, 250 in shares and £358, 333 in loans, to have a length of 90 miles, to be constructed in conjunction with the Midland, to have a continuation thence of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock, and Midlands Junction at Ambergate, to terminate in conjunction with the Great Northern at Spalding, to have branches to Sleaford and Boston, and to amalgamate with it the Nottingham and the Grantham canals; but, by resolution of general meetings, it became limited to a length of 23 miles from Colwick to Grantham; and, in 1860, its name was changed to the Nottingham and Grantham, and its capital was reduced to £1,014,000 in shares and £265,000 in loans. It was afterwards leased to the Great Northern for 999 years, at a rental of £4 2s. 6d. on the share capital.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Lincolnshire AncC       Nottinghamshire AncC
Place: Nottingham

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