Chesterfield Canal (Retford to the Trent)

 

The Chesterfield Canal (Retford to the Trent) is a narrow canal and is part of the Chesterfield Canal. It runs for through 7 locks from Chesterfield Canal - River Trent Junction (where it joins the River Trent (tidal section - Cromwell to Keadby)) to West Retford Lock No 58 (where it joins the Chesterfield Canal (Norwood to Retford)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 71 feet and 4 inches long and 13 feet and 6 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 1 inch. The maximum draught is 2 feet and 6 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Drakeholes Tunnel

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Chesterfield Canal - River Trent Junction
West Stockwith
West Stockwith Lock
Lock between Chesterfield Canal and Tidal River Trent
¼ furlongs 0 locks
West Stockwith Basin ½ furlongs 1 lock
Stockwith Bridge No 85 ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Railway Bridge No 84 (Former Packet Inn) 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Misterton Low Lock Bridge No 83 6 furlongs 1 lock
Misterton Low Lock No 64 6¼ furlongs 1 lock
Station Street Bridge No 82a (Misterton) 6½ furlongs 2 locks
Misterton Top Lock No 63 7 furlongs 2 locks
Hillsyde Avenue Field Bridge No 82 1 mile 3 locks
Grove Wood Road Bridge No 81
With Footbridge No 81a alongside
1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Cooper's Bridge No 80
Misterton
1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Manor Farm Field Bridge 2 miles and 2 furlongs 3 locks
Manor Farm Winding Hole 2 miles and 4¾ furlongs 3 locks
Fountain Hill Bridge No 78 2 miles and 5½ furlongs 3 locks
Smiths Bridge No 77
Walkeringham Wharf
2 miles and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Low Lock Bridge No 76 4 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
Shaw Lock No 62 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 3 locks
Middle Bridge Road Bridge No 75 4 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Wood Lane Road Bridge No 74 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Gringley Top Lock No 61 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Gainsborough Road Bridge No 73 (A631) 6 miles and 3½ furlongs 5 locks
Drakeholes Tunnel (North end) 6 miles and 4 furlongs 5 locks
Drakeholes Tunnel (South end) 6 miles and 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Lady's Bridge No 72 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 5 locks
Taylor's Bridge No 71 7 miles and 4 furlongs 5 locks
Wiseton Top Bridge No 70 7 miles and 6¼ furlongs 5 locks
Gray's Bridge No 69
Clayworth half a mile southeast
8 miles and 4½ furlongs 5 locks
Otter's Bridge No 68 9 miles 5 locks
Clayworth Top Bridge No 67
Clayworth half a mile northwest
9 miles and 3¾ furlongs 5 locks
Retford and Worksop Boat Club 9 miles and 4¼ furlongs 5 locks
Wheatley Road Narrows 10 miles and 2 furlongs 5 locks
Wheatley Road Aqueduct 10 miles and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Main Street Winding Hole 11 miles and 2 furlongs 5 locks
Hayton Low Bridge No 66 11 miles and 4¼ furlongs 5 locks
Scotter Lane Road Bridge No 65 11 miles and 6¼ furlongs 5 locks
Main Street Field Bridge No 64 11 miles and 7½ furlongs 5 locks
Church Bridge No 63 12 miles and 2 furlongs 5 locks
Clarborough Top Bridge No 62 12 miles and 4¼ furlongs 5 locks
Bonemill Bridge No 61 13 miles and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Pie Lock Bridge No 60 13 miles and 5¾ furlongs 5 locks
Whitsunday Pie Lock No 60 13 miles and 6 furlongs 5 locks
Hop Pole Bridge No 59 14 miles and ¼ furlongs 6 locks
Leverton Road Bridge No 58 14 miles and 2¾ furlongs 6 locks
Grove Mill Bridge No 57 14 miles and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Arlington Way Bridge No 56 14 miles and 7¾ furlongs 6 locks
Retford Winding Hole 15 miles 6 locks
Carolgate Bridge No 56a 15 miles and ½ furlongs 6 locks
Carolgate Wharf 15 miles and ¾ furlongs 6 locks
Retford Lock No 59 15 miles and 1¼ furlongs 6 locks
Retford Top Aqueduct 15 miles and 2 furlongs 7 locks
River Idle Aqueduct 15 miles and 2¾ furlongs 7 locks
Retford Bottom Aqueduct 15 miles and 3¼ furlongs 7 locks
Pelham Road Footbridge 15 miles and 3¾ furlongs 7 locks
West Retford Lock No 58
Wharf Bridge
15 miles and 5 furlongs 7 locks
 
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Chesterfield Canal

The Chesterfield Canal is in the north of England and it is known locally as 'Cuckoo Dyke'. It was opened in 1777 and ran 46 miles (74 km) from the River Trent at West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire to Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It is currently navigable as far as Kiveton Park near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, plus an isolated section near Chesterfield. Tapton Lock Visitor Centre is located on the Chesterfield Canal to the north of Tapton Park.

The canal was built to export coal, limestone, and lead from Derbyshire, iron from Chesterfield, and corn, deals, timber, groceries, etc. into Derbyshire. The stone for the Palace of Westminster was quarried in North Anston, Rotherham, and transported via the canal.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Chesterfield Canal
[Chesterfield Canal Trust] [Rother Link] [John Varley (canal engineer)] [Adelphi Canal] [Norwood Tunnel] [River Rother, South Yorkshire] [Retford] [Killamarsh] [River Ryton]
Information retrieved Friday 19 August 2016 at 12:49