Chesterfield Canal (Norwood to Retford)

The Chesterfield Canal (Norwood to Retford) is a narrow canal and is part of the Chesterfield Canal. It runs for 16 miles through 40 locks from West Retford Lock No 58 (where it joins the Chesterfield Canal (Retford to the Trent)) to Norwood Tunnel (East end) (where it joins the Chesterfield Canal (Unnavigable section)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 71 feet and 4 inches long and 6 feet and 10 inches 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: Thorpe Locks, Turnerwood Locks and Forest Locks

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West Retford Lock No 58
Wharf Bridge
Hospital Road Bridge No 55 ½ furlongs 1 lock
Rose Gardens Footbridge 3¾ furlongs 1 lock
Railway Bridge No 54A 5½ furlongs 1 lock
Winding Hole between Lady Bridge and Railway 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Lady Bridge No 54 1 mile and 3¼ furlongs 1 lock
Forest Bottom Lock No 57 2 miles 1 lock
Forest Lock No 56 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 2 locks
Forest Lock No 55 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs 3 locks
Old London Road Bridge No 53 2 miles and 7 furlongs 4 locks
Forest Top Lock Winding Hole 3 miles 4 locks
Forest Top Lock No 54 3 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Green Mile Lane Bridge 3 miles and 2½ furlongs 5 locks
The Barracks - Ranby 4 miles 5 locks
Chequer House Bridge No 51
Ranby village
4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Ranby Bend 4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 5 locks
Ranby Bridge No 50a 5 miles and ¾ furlongs 5 locks
Ranby Bridge Winding Hole 5 miles and 1½ furlongs 5 locks
Osberton Mill Bridge No 50 5 miles and 6 furlongs 5 locks
Osberton Lock Road Bridge No 49 6 miles and 3 furlongs 5 locks
Osberton Lock No 53 6 miles and 3 furlongs 5 locks
Osberton Hall Footbridge No 48 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 6 locks
Osberton Hall Road Bridge No 47 6 miles and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Manton Turnover Bridge No 46 7 miles and 3½ furlongs 6 locks
Rayton Farm Bridge No 45b 7 miles and 6 furlongs 6 locks
Manton Viaduct No 45a 8 miles and ¾ furlongs 6 locks
Manton Viaduct Field Bridge No 45 8 miles and 1 furlong 6 locks
Kilton Lock No 52 8 miles and 7 furlongs 6 locks
Kilton Lock Aqueduct 9 miles 7 locks
High Hoe Road Bridge No 44a
With Pipe Bridge alongside
9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 7 locks
Bracebridge Bridge No 44 9 miles and 1½ furlongs 7 locks
Bracebridge Lock No 51 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 7 locks
Kilton Road Bridge No 43
With Pipe Bridge alongside
9 miles and 4½ furlongs 8 locks
Canal Road Pipe Bridge (Worksop) 9 miles and 6¼ furlongs 8 locks
Cuckoo Wharf Wharehouse Bridge 9 miles and 6¾ furlongs 8 locks
Bridge Place Bridge No 42 9 miles and 7 furlongs 8 locks
Worksop Town Lock No 50 9 miles and 7¼ furlongs 8 locks
Morse Lock Winding Hole 10 miles and 1¾ furlongs 9 locks
Morse Lock No 49 10 miles and 3 furlongs 9 locks
Sandy Lane Bridge No 41a
The winding hole is the blocked Lady Lee Arm
10 miles and 6¼ furlongs 10 locks
Stret Lock No 48 10 miles and 6½ furlongs 10 locks
The Lock Keeper Inn Bridge No 41 10 miles and 7 furlongs 11 locks
Deep Lock No 47 10 miles and 7¼ furlongs 11 locks
Tylden Road Bridge No 40a 11 miles and 2 furlongs 12 locks
Woodhouse Inn Footbridge No 40 11 miles and 2¼ furlongs 12 locks
Haggonfields Lock No 46 11 miles and 2½ furlongs 12 locks
A57 Road Bridge No 39b 11 miles and 2½ furlongs 13 locks
Shireoaks Road Railway Bridge No 39a 11 miles and 4 furlongs 13 locks
Doefield Dunn Lock No 45 11 miles and 4¼ furlongs 13 locks
Shireoaks Road Bridge No 39 11 miles and 7¼ furlongs 14 locks
Shireoaks Bottom Lock No 44 11 miles and 7½ furlongs 14 locks
Shireoaks Middle Lock No 43 12 miles 15 locks
Shireoaks Top Lock No 42 12 miles and ½ furlongs 16 locks
Shireoaks Marina 12 miles and 1 furlong 17 locks
Shireoaks Common Bridge No 38 12 miles and 2¼ furlongs 17 locks
Boundary lock No 41a 12 miles and 4½ furlongs 17 locks
Shireoaks Aqueduct 12 miles and 4¾ furlongs 18 locks
Crossover Bridge No 37 12 miles and 5 furlongs 18 locks
Cinderhill Lock No 41 12 miles and 5¼ furlongs 18 locks
One Slide Lock No 40 12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 19 locks
Stone Lock No 39 12 miles and 6½ furlongs 20 locks
Feeder Lock No 38 12 miles and 7 furlongs 21 locks
Turnerwood Bottom Lock No 37 12 miles and 7½ furlongs 22 locks
Turnerwood Top Lock No 36 13 miles 23 locks
Quarry Lock No 35 13 miles and ¼ furlongs 24 locks
Little Lane Bridge No 36 13 miles and ¾ furlongs 25 locks
Turnerwood Double Locks Nos 34 and 33 13 miles and 1 furlong 25 locks
Browns Lock No 32 13 miles and 2 furlongs 27 locks
Brickyard Double Lock Nos 31 and 30 13 miles and 2½ furlongs 28 locks
Milestone Lock No 29 13 miles and 3¼ furlongs 30 locks
Thorpe Low Treble Locks Nos 28, 27 and 26 13 miles and 3¾ furlongs 31 locks
Lime House Lock No 25 13 miles and 4½ furlongs 34 locks
Thorpe Bottom Lock No 24 13 miles and 4¾ furlongs 35 locks
Thorpe Middle Lock No 23 13 miles and 5¼ furlongs 36 locks
Field Bridge No 35 13 miles and 5½ furlongs 37 locks
Thorpe Top Treble Locks Nos 22, 21 and 20 13 miles and 5¾ furlongs 37 locks
Field Bridge No 33 14 miles 40 locks
Field Bridge No 32 14 miles and 6¾ furlongs 40 locks
Dog Kennels Bridge No 31 15 miles and 4 furlongs 40 locks
Manor Road Winding Hole
Feeder from Harthill Reservoir enters at winding hole
15 miles and 5¼ furlongs 40 locks
Norwood Tunnel (East end)
Limit of Navigation
16 miles 40 locks
 
 
 
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Navigation closure notice: Chesterfield Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Closed - Lock 28, Thorpe Low Treble (Bottom) to Lock 26, Thorpe Low Treble (Top) — from Monday the 7th of January, 2019 to Friday the 1st of March, 2019.

Update on 03/09/2018:

A closure is required to carry out the replacement of Lock 27 bottom gates, Lock 28 bottom gates and Lock 26 top gates.

Please be aware it may be necessary to close the towpath for short periods during these works to ensure the public’s safety.  Signage on site will provide further information.

Original message: Replacement of Lock 27 Bottom Gates, Lock 28 Bottom Gates and Lock 26 Top Gates

Notification sent Monday the 3rd of September, 2018

 
 
 

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