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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SK6882 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK7190 : Chesterfield Canal milepost along the Cuckoo Way by Mat Fascione
SK5879 : View into the canal wharf by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7385 : Chesterfield Canal milepost by Mat Fascione
SK7291 : Lock Cottage and Gringley Lock No 61 by Mat Fascione
SK7090 : A bend in the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK7284 : Scotter Lane Road Bridge No 65 by Mat Fascione
SK5680 : Cottages at Haggonfields Lock by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7090 : Chesterfield Canal at sunset by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7492 : Track to Leys Farm by Mat Fascione
SK5779 : Water texture by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4074 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7090 : Narrowboats moored on the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK7894 : Stockwith Bridge No 85 by Mat Fascione
SK6981 : West Retford Lock by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5481 : Turnerwood by Richard Croft
SK7080 : Inkerman Bridge by Richard Croft
SK7592 : Former brickworks chimney by Mat Fascione
SK5082 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK7288 : Chesterfield Canal near Clayworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7283 : Looking towards Lily Cottage by Alan Murray-Rust
SK3973 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK5779 : Deep Lock, Worksop by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5779 : Deep Lock, Worksop 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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