Chesterfield Canal (Derbyshire restored section)

The Chesterfield Canal (Derbyshire restored section) is a narrow canal and is part of the Chesterfield Canal. It runs for 5 miles and 4 furlongs through 5 locks from Chesterfield Waterside (which is a dead end) to Staveley Town Basin (where it joins the Chesterfield Canal (Unnavigable section)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 1 inch. The maximum draught is 2 feet and 6 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Staveley Works Locks and Rother Way Tunnel

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Chesterfield Waterside
New development under construction and limit of navigation
River Rother - Chesterfield Canal Junction 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Flood Gate Towpath Bridge 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
River Rother Flood Gate 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Rother Way Tunnel (south end) 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Rother Way Tunnel (north end) 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Tapton Lock No 1 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Lockoford Lane Bridge 7 furlongs 1 lock
Rother Way Railway Bridge No 2 1 mile and ½ furlongs 1 lock
Rother Way Railway Bridge No 1 1 mile and 1 furlong 1 lock
Station Road Bridge (Brimington) 1 mile and 5 furlongs 1 lock
Wheeldon Mill Lock No 2 1 mile and 6½ furlongs 1 lock
Newbridge Lane Bridge 1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 2 locks
Bluebank Lock No 3 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 2 locks
Bilby Lane Bridge 2 miles and 7 furlongs 3 locks
Dixon's Lock No 4 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Staveley Works Pipe Bridge 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Hollingwood Lock No 5 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Works Road Bridge 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 5 locks
Works Road Winding Hole 4 miles and ½ furlongs 5 locks
Mill Green Bridge No 10 5 miles and ½ furlongs 5 locks
Staveley 5 miles and 1 furlong 5 locks
Constitution Hill Footbridge No 11 5 miles and 2 furlongs 5 locks
Hall Lane Bridge No 12 5 miles and 3½ furlongs 5 locks
Staveley Town Basin
This is the current limit of the restored section from Chesterfield.
5 miles and 4 furlongs 5 locks
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Wikipedia has a page about Chesterfield Canal

The Chesterfield Canal is in the north of England and it is known locally as 'Cuckoo Dyke'. It was opened in 1777 and ran 46 miles (74 km) from the River Trent at West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire to Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It is currently navigable as far as Kiveton Park near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, plus an isolated section near Chesterfield. Tapton Lock Visitor Centre is located on the Chesterfield Canal to the north of Tapton Park.

The canal was built to export coal, limestone, and lead from Derbyshire, iron from Chesterfield, and corn, deals, timber, groceries, etc. into Derbyshire. The stone for the Palace of Westminster was quarried in North Anston, Rotherham, and transported via the canal.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Chesterfield Canal
[Chesterfield Canal Trust] [Rother Link] [John Varley (canal engineer)] [Adelphi Canal] [Norwood Tunnel] [River Rother, South Yorkshire] [Retford] [Killamarsh] [River Ryton]
Information retrieved Friday 19 August 2016 at 12:49