Witham Navigable Drains (Stonebridge Drain)
The Witham Navigable Drains (Stonebridge Drain) is a broad canal and is part of the Witham Navigable Drains. It runs for 4 miles and 2½ furlongs from Stonebridge Drain - East and West Fen Catchwater Drains Junction (where it joins the Witham Navigable Drains (West Fen Catchwater Drain) and the Witham Navigable Drains (East Fen Catchwater Drain)) to Cowbridge Lock Junction (where it joins the Witham Navigable Drains (Cowbridge Lock), the Witham Navigable Drains (Junction Drain) and the Witham Navigable Drains (Maud Foster Drain)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 60 feet long and 11 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
|Stonebridge Drain - East and West Fen Catchwater Drains Junction
Junction of Stonebridge Drain and East and West Fen Catchwater Drains
|Westhouses Footbridge||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Northlands Bridge||2¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Sibsey Windmill||1 mile and 6 furlongs||0 locks|
|Sibsey Road Bridge||1 mile and 6¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Stone Bridge Farm Bridge||3 miles and 2¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Boston Golf Club Bridge||4 miles and ¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Cowbridge Drain Aqueduct Pipe Bridge||4 miles and 1 furlong||0 locks|
|Cowbridge Drain Aqueduct
Aqueduct over Cowbridge Drain
|4 miles and 1 furlong||0 locks|
|Cowbridge Drain Aqueduct Footbridge||4 miles and 1 furlong||0 locks|
|Cowbridge Lock Junction
Junction of Cowbridge Lock, Stonebridge Drain, Junction Drain (closed) and the Maud Foster Drain
|4 miles and 2½ furlongs||0 locks|
Wikipedia has a page about Witham Navigable Drains
The Witham Navigable Drains are located in Lincolnshire, England, and are part of a much larger drainage system managed by the Witham Fourth District Internal Drainage Board. In total there are over 438 miles (705 km) of drainage ditches, of which under 60 miles (97 km) are navigable. Navigation is normally only possible in the summer months, as the drains are maintained at a lower level in winter, and are subject to sudden changes in level as a result of their primary drainage function, which can leave boats stranded. Access to the drains is from the River Witham at Anton's Gowt Lock.