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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SK7391 : Heading east along the Cuckoo Way and the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK5381 : Thorpe Top Treble Lock by Richard Croft
SK3974 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK5481 : Turnerwood double lock by Richard Croft
SK5381 : Thorpe Top Lock by Richard Croft
SK3871 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK3973 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7090 : Southern portal of the Drakeholes Tunnel by Mat Fascione
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal: Lock no.1, Tapton or Ford Lane by Christopher Hilton
SK7284 : Lecture Room Bridge, Hayton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7392 : Shaw Lock 62 and Low Lock Bridge 76, Chesterfield Canal by Jo Turner
SK5779 : Commemorative panel on the towpath by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7391 : Shaw Lock No 62 on the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK3974 : Chesterfield Canal - Bluebank Lock by Ashley Dace
SK5879 : Worksop Town Lock, Chesterfield Canal by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7080 : Retford Town Lock by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7288 : Clayworth village viewed from the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK3974 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7080 : Retford Top Aqueduct by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7387 : The Cuckoo Way and the Chesterfield Canal at Clayworth by Mat Fascione
SK7090 : Northern portal of the Drakeholes Tunnel by Mat Fascione
SK7392 : Shaw bridge and lock by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK7288 : Approaching Gray's Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SK3974 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace

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

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