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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SK3873 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7387 : Clayworth moorings along the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK7189 : Wiseton Top Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6682 : Chesterfield Canal at Barnby Wharf by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7080 : Crane at Town Wharf by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4174 : Chesterfield Canal - Hollingwood Lock by Ashley Dace
SK7386 : Narrowboat moored along the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK7291 : Wood Lane Bridge No 74 by Mat Fascione
SK7190 : A near perfect reflection by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7190 : Chesterfield Canal at Wiseton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7284 : Scotter Lane Bridge No 65 by Mat Fascione
SK5879 : Straddle Warehouse by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5082 : Malthouse Cottages by Richard Croft
SK5879 : Canal reflections by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5581 : Chesterfield Canal at Shireoaks by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6881 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK5381 : Thorpe lock 23 by Richard Croft
SK3973 : Chesterfield Canal - Wheeldon Mill Lock by Ashley Dace
SK7593 : Houses at Fountain Hill by Mat Fascione
SK5381 : Brickyard Double Lock by Richard Croft
SK7794 : Misterton Top Lock No 63 by Mat Fascione
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7794 : Swallow Bridge No 82 by Mat Fascione
SK6682 : Barnby Wharf Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7291 : Gringley Top Lock by J.Hannan-Briggs

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

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