HISTORICAL CANAL HUT MADE FROM RAILWAY SLEEPERS

03 September 2020

HISTORICAL CANAL HUT MADE FROM RAILWAY SLEEPERS

The Hickling Lengthman's Hut was built to provide a resting place for the workers who maintained the local section of the Nottingham to Grantham canal. Over the decades the hut fell into disrepair until it was eventually covered by vegetation and hidden from view. All credit to the passion and care taken by the Canal and River Trust in their restoration of this historial railway sleeper building. If you want to visit this unusual hut, walk along the canal tow path between the villages of Hickling and Hose, past bullrushes and swans, and you will soon come across this structure. A curious bit of history that has been tenderly preserved.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/buildings-using-railway-sleepers/the-hickling-lengthmans-railway-sleeper-canal-hut