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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SK6782 : Chesterfield Canal by Richard Croft
SK5680 : Doefield Dun Lock by Stephen McKay
SK3873 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7386 : Bulrushes along the Cuckoo Way and Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK4074 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7694 : Chesterfield Canal at Misterton by Mat Fascione
SK7189 : Chesterfield Canal alongside Wiseton Park by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7387 : Clayworth Top Bridge No 67 by Mat Fascione
SK5580 : Shireoaks Bottom Lock by Stephen McKay
SK5581 : Shireoaks Bridge (38) by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7894 : Boats moored along the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK3872 : Chesterfield Canal - Tapton Lock by Ashley Dace
SK5680 : Chesterfield Canal, Rhodesia by Stephen McKay
SK4074 : Chesterfield Canal by Ashley Dace
SK7190 : Taylor's Bridge, Wiseton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7391 : Middle Bridge crossing the Cuckoo Way and Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK7190 : Taylor's Bridge No 71 by Mat Fascione
SK5680 : Haggonfields Lock by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7285 : Winding hole along the Chesterfield Canal by Mat Fascione
SK7894 : River Trent at West Stockwith by Mat Fascione
SK5581 : Shireoaks Bridge, Chesterfield Canal by Stephen McKay
SK4174 : Chesterfield Canal - Hollingwood Lock by Ashley Dace
SK6881 : Chesterfield Canal towpath by Richard Croft
SK7492 : Chesterfield Canal by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK5680 : Haggonfields Lock and bridge (40) by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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