River Witham (Boston to the Wash)

The River Witham (Boston to the Wash) is a seaway and is part of the River Witham. It runs for 5 miles and 6¾ furlongs through 1 lock from Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3 (where it joins the River Witham (Lincoln to Boston)) to River Witham - The Wash Junction (where it joins the River Welland (Main Line) and the The Wash).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 78 feet long and 15 feet and 2 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has a junction with the River Witham (Black Sluice Navigation) at River Witham - Black Sluice Navigation Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3
Fydell Street Bridge a few yards 1 lock
St Botolph's Church (the Boston Stump), Boston 2 furlongs 1 lock
St Botolph's Bridge 2½ furlongs 1 lock
Town Bridge, Boston 3 furlongs 1 lock
Boston Ring Road Bridge 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
Railway Swing Bridge (Boston Docks Branch) 7½ furlongs 1 lock
River Witham - Black Sluice Navigation Junction
Junction of the River Witham with the Black Sluice Navigation
1 mile and ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Boston Dock Entrance 1 mile and 4 furlongs 1 lock
Hobhole Drain Outlet
Mouth of River. No junction with the Hobhole Drain
3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 1 lock
River Witham - The Wash Junction
Junction of the River Witham with The Wash
5 miles and 6¾ furlongs 1 lock
 
 
 
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Opening times notice: River Witham, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Lock 4, Boston Lock — from Saturday the 1st of June, 2019 to Sunday the 30th of June, 2019.

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Boston Grand Sluice   Lock

       

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  All   booking requests will require your User contact details to be given. No   bookings will be given without the required contact information.

   

       For further information please contact   Boston Lock on 01205 364864 or 07712010920

   

                          Canal and Rivers   Trust Newark on 0303 040 4040

   

        Canals and Rivers Trust, The Kiln,   Mather Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 1FB

   

              T: 0303 040 4040 E:   enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

Notification sent Tuesday the 23rd of October, 2018

 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about River Witham

The River Witham is a river almost entirely in the county of Lincolnshire in the east of England. It rises south of Grantham close to South Witham at SK8818, passes Lincoln at SK9771 and at Boston, TF3244, flows into The Haven, a tidal arm of The Wash, near RSPB Frampton Marsh. The name "Witham" seems to be extremely old and of unknown origin. Archaeological and documentary evidence shows the importance of the Witham as a navigation from the Iron Age onwards. From Roman times it was navigable to Lincoln, from where the Fossdyke was constructed to link it to the River Trent. The mouth of the river moved in 1014 following severe flooding, and Boston became important as a port.

From 1142 onwards, sluices were constructed to prevent flooding by the sea, and this culminated in the Great Sluice, which was constructed in 1766. It maintained river levels above Boston, and helped to scour the channel below it. The land through which the lower river runs has been the subject of much land drainage, and many drains are connected to the Witham by flood doors, which block them off if river levels rise rapidly. The river is navigable from Brayford Pool in Lincoln to Boston, with Locks only in Lincoln, at Bardney and at the Grand Sluice. Passage through the Grand Sluice lock is restricted to short periods when the tidal levels are suitable. The river provides access for boaters to the Witham Navigable Drains, to the north of Boston, and to the South Forty-Foot Drain to the south, which was reopened as part of the Fens Waterways Link, a project to link the river to the River Nene near Peterborough. From Brayford Pool, the Fossdyke Navigation still links to the Trent.

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Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 11:06