Chesterfield Canal :: Shared Description

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.
by Ashley Dace
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SK5779 : The pound above Stret Lock by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7287 : Chesterfield Canal milestone 37 by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5979 : Bracebridge Lock and bridge 44 by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7191 : Cuckoo Way and the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal - Bridge 1 by Ashley Dace
SK5381 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK7090 : Lane past Drakeholes House by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7593 : Bridge No 78 crossing the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal: Lock no.1, Tapton or Ford Lane by Christopher Hilton
SK7391 : Cow parsley along the Cuckoo Way by Mat Fascione
SK6981 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK7081 : West Retford Lock by Richard Croft
SK6981 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK3873 : Chesterfield Canal - Railway Bridges by Ashley Dace
SK7080 : Below West Retford Lock by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7387 : Boats moored along the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK3873 : Chesterfield Canal - Railway Bridge by Ashley Dace
SK5879 : Worksop Town Lock, Chesterfield Canal by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5779 : The approach to Morse Lock from the north by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7392 : Chesterfield Canal and Trent Valley Way by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK7285 : Chesterfield Canal moorings at Hayton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5481 : One Slide Lock by Richard Croft
SK7090 : A631 Gainsborough Road Bridge No 73 by Mat Fascione
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7492 : Cuckoo Way heading west along the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione

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Created: Sat, 19 Mar 2011, Updated: Fri, 25 Mar 2011

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