Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Dearne and Dove Canal)
The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Dearne and Dove Canal) is a broad canal and is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. It runs for 5¼ furlongs through 4 locks from Swinton Junction (where it joins the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Main Line)) to Swinton (End of Navigation) (which is a dead end).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 58 feet long and 14 feet and 11 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
Notable features of the waterway include: Swinton LocksThe navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 15M - Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigations Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
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Junction of Dearne and Dove Canal with S&SYN.
|Swinton Bottom Lock No 1||¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Swinton Lock No 2||1¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Swinton Lock No 3||3 furlongs||2 locks|
|Swinton Top Lock No 4||4 furlongs||3 locks|
|Bridge Street Bridge (Swinton)||4 furlongs||4 locks|
|Swinton (End of Navigation)||5¼ furlongs||4 locks|
Wikipedia has a page about Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation
The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SY) is a system of navigable inland waterways (canals and canalised rivers) in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England.
Chiefly based on the River Don, it runs for a length of 43 miles (69 km) and has 27 locks. It connects Sheffield, Rotherham, and Doncaster with the River Trent at Keadby and (via the New Junction Canal) the Aire and Calder Navigation.
The system consisted of five parts, four of which are still open to navigation today:-
- The River Don Navigation
- The Sheffield Canal (effectively abandoned in the early 1970s but re-vitalised since the 1990s)
- The Stainforth and Keadby Canal
- The New Junction Canal
- The Dearne and Dove Canal (closed 1961)