SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal

near to Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Chesterfield Canal
Chesterfield Canal
Not to far from Tapton lock.
Chesterfield Canal :: SK3871
The Chesterfield canal is a 46 mile long navigable channel from the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield to the River Trent, passing through Staveley, Shireoaks, Worksop and Retford. The sections between West Stockwith junction on the Trent and Kiveton Park near Rotherham and from Staveley to just short of Chesterfield are navigable. The 10 miles from Norwood tunnel to Staveley are disused, Norwood tunnel has partly collapsed. The Chesterfield Canal trust plan to restore this section, but it requires a major diversion around Killamarsh.
The route is a typical James Brindley contour canal. An application was made to Parliament and the Act of Parliament received the Royal Assent on 28 March 1771. The canal was a success when it opened in 1777, however the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway opened a parallel line in 1849. The last commercial traffic was in 1908.
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Saturday, 19 March, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 19 March, 2011
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Canal   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 388 721 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.6705N 1:25.1839W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 388 720
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