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.
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 6 - Nottingham, York and the North East
- Pearson's Canal Companion: East Midlands
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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.