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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SK3974 : Chesterfield Canal - Bluebank Lock by Ashley Dace
SK3974 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK5779 : Canal and Rivers Trust, Worksop Depot by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6682 : Chesterfield Canal by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5680 : Haggonfields Lock by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6981 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK7284 : Bridge No 64 crossing the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK7794 : Bridge No 83 crossing the Chesterfield Canal in Misterton by Mat Fascione
SK7288 : Gray's Bridge, Clayworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5381 : Thorpe Top Treble Lock by Richard Croft
SK7081 : West Retford Lock by Richard Croft
SK6981 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK3974 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK3871 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal: commemorative plaques at Lock no.1 by Christopher Hilton
SK7189 : Chesterfield Canal at Wiseton by Mat Fascione
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK6981 : Cemetery bridge by Richard Croft
SK5879 : Canalside housing by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7594 : Chesterfield Canal towards Misterton by Mat Fascione
SK3871 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK4074 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7287 : Otter's Bridge No 68 by Mat Fascione
SK7190 : Chesterfield Canal at Cuckoo Hill by Mat Fascione
SK7090 : Chesterfield Canal milepost 40 by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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