Witham Navigable Drains (Sandy Bank Drain)
The Witham Navigable Drains (Sandy Bank Drain) is a broad canal and is part of the Witham Navigable Drains. It runs for 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs from Houghbridge Drain - Sandy Bank Drain Junction (where it joins the Witham Navigable Drains (Howbridge Drain)) to Newham Drain - Sandy Bank Drain Junction (where it joins the Witham Navigable Drains (Newham Drain)).
The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
|Houghbridge Drain - Sandy Bank Drain Junction
Junction of Houghbridge Drain with the Sandy Bank Drain
|Sandy Bank Bridge||3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Sandy Bank Field Bridge||1 mile and 1½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Newham Drain - Sandy Bank Drain Junction
Junction of Newham Drain with the Sandy Bank Drain
|1 mile and 4¾ furlongs||0 locks|
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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.