Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Main Line)

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Main Line) is a commercial waterway and is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. It runs for 21 miles through 9 locks from Bramwith Junction (where it joins the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Bramwith to Stainforth) and the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (New Junction Canal)) to Rawmarsh Road Bridge No 39 (where it joins the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Sheffield Canal)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 230 feet long and 20 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 16 feet. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Dearne and Dove Canal) at Swinton Junction and with the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Greasbrough Canal) at Greasbrough Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Bramwith Junction
Junction of Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigations main line with New Junction Canal
Broad Ings Lane Bridge 3 furlongs 0 locks
Thorpe Bank Railway Bridge 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Barnby Dun Lift Bridge 1 mile and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Kirk Sandall Pipe Bridge 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Long Sandall Railway Bridge (74)
Two bridges, one disused.
3 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Long Sandall Lock No 13 3 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Wheatley Hall Road Winding Hole 4 miles and 2½ furlongs 1 lock
Strawberry Island Boat Club Entrance No 2 5 miles and 5 furlongs 1 lock
Strawberry Island Boat Club Entrance No 1 5 miles and 6¾ furlongs 1 lock
Wharf Road Pipe Bridge 6 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
Gas House Bight 6 miles and 1¾ furlongs 1 lock
Chappell Drive Bridge No 72 6 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
New Bridge Road Bridge (A19) 6 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Doncaster Visitor Pontoon Moorings 6 miles and 3¼ furlongs 1 lock
Friar's Gate Bridge 6 miles and 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
Friar's Gate Pipe Bridge 6 miles and 4¾ furlongs 1 lock
Doncaster Railway Bridge 6 miles and 5¼ furlongs 1 lock
North Bridge Road Bridge 6 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Doncaster Town Lock No 12 6 miles and 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Doncaster Town Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
6 miles and 6½ furlongs 2 locks
Doncaster Town Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
7 miles and 2¾ furlongs 2 locks
Sprotbrough Railway Bridge 9 miles and ¾ furlongs 2 locks
Sprotbrough Railway Bridge (disused) 9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 2 locks
Don Viaduct 9 miles and 3½ furlongs 2 locks
Sprotbrough Lock Weir Exit 9 miles and 7¼ furlongs 2 locks
Sprotbrough Lock No 11 9 miles and 7¾ furlongs 2 locks
Sprotbrough Lock Arm 10 miles and ¼ furlongs 3 locks
Sprotbrough Bridge
With pipe bridge alongside and Sprotbrough village up the hill
10 miles and ¾ furlongs 3 locks
Sprotbrough Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
10 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Conisbrough Railway Bridge No 60 11 miles and 2¾ furlongs 3 locks
Conisbrough Viaduct 11 miles and 5¼ furlongs 3 locks
Conisbrough Wharf
Site of Conisbrough Lock
12 miles and 1½ furlongs 3 locks
Conisbrough Station Railway Bridge 12 miles and 3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Conisbrough Station Road Bridge
With pipe bridge alongside
12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Conisbrough Station Pipe Bridge 12 miles and 6 furlongs 3 locks
Don - Dearne Junction 13 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Mexborough Low Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
13 miles and 2¾ furlongs 3 locks
Mexborough Low Lock No 10 13 miles and 3¼ furlongs 3 locks
Pastures Road Bridge No 53 14 miles and 2 furlongs 4 locks
Mexborough Top Lock No 9 14 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Mexborough Bridge No 52 15 miles and 3¼ furlongs 5 locks
Swinton Road Corner 15 miles and 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Rowms Lane Railway Bridge 15 miles and 5 furlongs 5 locks
Rowms Lane Railway Bridge No 48A (disused) 15 miles and 5¼ furlongs 5 locks
Swinton Talbot Road Bridge No 48 15 miles and 6¾ furlongs 5 locks
Waddington Lock No 8 16 miles and ½ furlongs 5 locks
Swinton Junction
Junction of Dearne and Dove Canal with S&SYN.
16 miles and ¾ furlongs 6 locks
Kilnhurst Burton Ings Bridge No 47 16 miles and 2¼ furlongs 6 locks
Kilnhurst Forge Flood Lock (disused) 16 miles and 5 furlongs 6 locks
Hooton Road Bridge 17 miles and 1 furlong 6 locks
Glasshouse Lane Pipe Bridge 17 miles and 3¼ furlongs 6 locks
Kilnhurst Flood Lock Railway Bridge 17 miles and 4¾ furlongs 6 locks
Kilnhurst Flood Lock No 7 17 miles and 5½ furlongs 6 locks
Kilnhurst Flood Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
17 miles and 6 furlongs 7 locks
Kilnhurst Flood Lock Winding Hole 17 miles and 7¼ furlongs 7 locks
Don Railway Bridge No 2 18 miles and ¾ furlongs 7 locks
Don Railway Bridge No 1 18 miles and 2¾ furlongs 7 locks
Corus Road Pipe Bridge 19 miles 7 locks
Corus Road Bridge No 41 19 miles and 1½ furlongs 7 locks
Aldwarke Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
19 miles and 4 furlongs 7 locks
Aldwarke Lock No 6 19 miles and 4¾ furlongs 7 locks
Aldwarke Lane Bridge 19 miles and 5 furlongs 8 locks
Wash Lane Bridge 19 miles and 5¼ furlongs 8 locks
Aldwarke Lock Weir Entrance
No Access
19 miles and 5¾ furlongs 8 locks
Sir Frank Price Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
20 miles and 2½ furlongs 8 locks
Sir Frank Price Lock No 5
Built on the site of Eastwood Lock Top and Low locks
20 miles and 3¼ furlongs 8 locks
Sir Frank Price Lock Arm 20 miles and 3¾ furlongs 9 locks
Stonerow Way Footbridge 20 miles and 6¼ furlongs 9 locks
Greasbrough Junction
Junction of the main line with the Greasbrough Canal
20 miles and 7¼ furlongs 9 locks
Rawmarsh Road Bridge No 39 21 miles 9 locks
 
 
 
  S&SY navigation info
Sheffield & South Yorkshire navigation info from IWA
 

Navigation closure notice: Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Mexborough Station Road Bridge — from Monday the 7th of January, 2019 to Friday the 1st of March, 2019.

Update on 11/10/2018: We have amended the dates for the masonry repair works at Mexborough Station Road Bridge to bring them in line with the gate replacement and other works at Kilnhurst Lock. This reduces the overall closure of the navigation by one week.    Carry out masonry repairs to the bridge.

Notification sent Thursday the 11th of October, 2018


Navigation restriction notice: Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Bridge 71, Friars Gate — from Wednesday the 8th of August, 2018 to Sunday the 17th of February, 2019.

Update on 23/11/2018:

The contractor has found that additional repairs are necessary, therefore the works will continue until 17th February 2019.

Contractors (Amco) are carrying out bridge strengthening works and require an encapsulated scaffold over the watercourse.The watercourse will be restricted at this location in width due to the scaffold at either the side of the structure however boats will still be able to navigate through during the works as sufficient width will be left for navigating.

Please slow down when approaching bridge and be prepared to stop if requested.  Delays not exceeding 15-20 minutes.

Notification sent Friday the 23rd of November, 2018


Navigation closure notice: Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Eastwood (Sir Frank Price) Lock — from Tuesday the 15th of January, 2019 to Wednesday the 15th of January, 2020.

Update on 16/01/2019: The lock is now open, but only one of the upstream sluices is operational. As a result, filling the lock will take longer than usual. A crane boat is required and these works will take place after the completion of Kilnhurst stoppage.   The hydraulic pipe is broken on the top sluice therefore passage through the lock is currently not possible.

Notification sent Tuesday the 15th of January, 2019


Kilnhurst Lock, near Ryecroft. Sheffield and South Yorkshire - Kilnhurst Flood Lock — from Monday the 7th of January, 2019 to Friday the 1st of March, 2019.

Closure to carry out refurbishment of the sluice machinery and to replace tail gates to lock.

Notification sent Wednesday the 16th of January, 2019

 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SY) is a system of navigable inland waterways (canals and canalised rivers) in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England.

Chiefly based on the River Don, it runs for a length of 43 miles (69 km) and has 27 locks. It connects Sheffield, Rotherham, and Doncaster with the River Trent at Keadby and (via the New Junction Canal) the Aire and Calder Navigation.

The system consisted of five parts, four of which are still open to navigation today:-

  • The River Don Navigation
  • The Sheffield Canal (effectively abandoned in the early 1970s but re-vitalised since the 1990s)
  • The Stainforth and Keadby Canal
  • The New Junction Canal
  • The Dearne and Dove Canal (closed 1961)

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation
[Victoria Quays] [Doncaster Power Station] [Keadby Power Station] [Kilnhurst] [Aire and Calder Navigation] [New Junction Canal] [Stainforth and Keadby Canal] [Yorkshire Ring] [South Yorkshire Railway and River Dun Company]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:48