SK3974 : Chesterfield Canal

near to New Whittington, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Chesterfield Canal
Chesterfield Canal
This wider section of the Chesterfield Canal was for turning or mooring narrow boats. Work on the Chesterfield canal started in October 1771 and the entire canal (which ran from Chesterfield to the River Trent north of Gainsborough) was officially opened in June 1777. The chief engineer was James Brindley but, unfortunately, he died shortly after construction began and his deputy, John Varley, was asked to take over. Subsequently the building of the canal was not without controversy. In October 1907 the Chesterfield to Norbury section was cut off from the rest of the network when the roof of Norwood Tunnel collapsed and was not reopened. Today, volunteers are working to restore the canal and there is even talk of connecting the Chesterfield to Norbury section to the South Yorkshire Navigation by making the River Rother navigable between Killamarsh and Rotherham.
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