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River Nene

Description of River Nene: Runs 91 miles from Northampton, where it joins the Northampton Branch of the Grand Union Canal, to the Wash. The lower 26 miles (from Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock) are tidal.

History of River Nene: Promoted by Acts of 1713 (no work done), 1724, 1754, 1756, 1794, 1827 and 1829. Navigation from Thrapston to Peterborough promoted by the 1724 Act and navigation from Thrapston to Northampton promoted by the Act 1756. Navigation from Northampton to Peterborough was opened in 1761.
For more details see the History page.

Subordinate Waterways of River Nene

Navigation Authority of River Nene : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: Anglia Region, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5ZR: Telephone 01733 371811 : Fax 01733 231840 :

Fotheringhay on the River Nene

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  • The River Nene , Released in 2001, 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • A Journey Down The River Nene , Released in 1997, 0 minutes Produced by Heritage Video Films Ltd, tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

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Related External Web Sites of River Nene

  • Association of Nene River Clubs The Association of Nene River Clubs is an umbrella organisation for the boat clubs on the River Nene. It provides liaison between the clubs and other bodies such as the Environment Agency and the R.Y.A.
  • Keeping Up with the Jones Family The Travels of the Jones Family, and Narrow Boat "Keeping Up"
  • Middle Nene Cruising Club Based at Titchmarsh Mill on the River Nene.
  • IWA Peterborough Branch All the news and events of the Peterborough Branch of the Inland Waterways Association.
  • Nene Valley Boats Holiday narrowboat hire for days, short breaks, weeks or longer from our base near the historic market town of Oundle, Northamptonshire
  • The Peterborough Yacht Club Based on the River Nene.
  • Oundle Cruising Club Oundle Cruising Club is a small, friendly club based in Oundle Marina midway between Peterborough and Northampton.
  • The Falcon Inn Pub with excelent restaurant on the River Nene at Fotheringhay.
  • The Haycock Hotel A coaching inn that dates back to 1620 in the village of Wansford-in-England on the River Nene.
  • Poshboatz Trips on the Nene from Ferry Meadows, Peterborough. See the videos on youtube for more information.
  • Visit Anglian Waterways The official guide to the Environment Agency Navigations in the Anglian Region.
  • Canoe2 - Canoe Hire Luxury Camping and Short Breaks on the River Nene in Northamptonshire

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Nene: Length 78 foot, beam 14 foot. Note - Irthlingborough Bridge restricts the maximum beam of craft navigating the Nene to 13 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

River Nene: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Northampton Junction

Junction with Grand Union Northampton Branch Junction with the Grand Union Canal, Northampton Branch, following GU Northampton Lock (No 17).

0

0

N

SP752596

152

South Bridge, Northampton

0.1

0

N

SP754597

152

Northampton Lock No 1

Mitre gates at both ends of this lock.

0.4

1

N

SP758600

152

Rush Mills Lock No 2

Mitre gates at both ends of this lock.

1.9

2

N

SP776593

152

Abington Lock No 3

Mitre gates at both ends of this lock.

2.9

3

N

SP782604

152

Weston Favell Lock No 4

3.5

4

N

SP792604

152

Clifford Hill Lock No 5

4.4

5

N

SP804606

152

Billing Lock No 6

4.9

6

N

SP812610

152

Cogenhoe Lock No 7

6.3

7

N

SP831613

152

Whiston Lock No 8

7.5

8

N

SP846617

152

White Mills Lock No 9

Earls Barton village 1 mile North.

8.4

9

N

SP857620

152

Barton Lock No 10

Earls Barton 1 mile North-west

9.1

10

N

SP867627

152

Doddington Lock No 11

9.1

11

N

SP875636

152

Wollaston Lock No 12

Great Doddington half a mile North-west

11.1

12

N

SP888645

152

Upper Wellingborough Lock No 13

Mitre gates on both ends of this lock

12.5

13

N

SP899662

152

Wellingborough Bridge

A509 Road Bridge

12.9

13

N

SP901664

152

Lower Wellingborough Lock No 14

Mitre gates on both ends of this lock

13.5

14

N

SP909671

152

Ditchford Lock No 15

The only lock on the Nene with a raidal lower gate

15.5

15

N

SP932682

153

Higham Lock No 16

Mitre gates on both ends of this lock

17.6

16

N

SP955700

153

Irthlingborough Bridge

18.1

16

N

SP956706

153

Irthlingborough Lock No 17

18.6

17

N

SP959713

141

Upper Ringstead Lock No 18

21.1

18

N

SP967745

141

Lower Ringstead Lock No 19

21.6

19

N

SP973751

141

Woodford Lock No 20

24

20

N

SP980769

141

Denford Lock No 21

24.9

21

N

SP992768

141

Thrapston Bridge

26.1

21

N

SP990788

141

Islip Lock No 22

26.4

22

N

SP991791

141

Titchmarsh Lock No 23

28.6

23

N

TL018810

141

Wadenhoe Lock No 24

31.1

24

N

TL011832

141

Lilford Lock No 25

32.4

25

N

TL025837

141

Upper Barnwell Lock No 26

34.6

26

N

TL037869

141

Lower Barnwell Lock No 27

35

27

N

TL041873

141

Ashton Lock No 28

37

28

N

TL053877

142

Oundle Bridge

38

28

N

TL045889

141

Cotterstock Lock No 29

39.1

29

N

TL046901

141

Perio Lock No 30

40.9

30

N

TL044923

141

Warmington Lock No 31

43.4

31

N

TL072921

142

Elton Lock No 32

44.9

32

N

TL083940

142

Yarwell Lock No 33

47.9

33

N

TL075972

142

Wansford Lock No 34

49.1

34

N

TL074983

142

Wansford Bridge

A6118 road bridge

49.6

34

N

TL074992

142

Waternewton Lock No 35

52.9

35

N

TL109974

142

Alwalton Lock No 36

54.9

36

N

TL131963

142

Orton Lock No 37

58.6

37

N

TL165972

142

Peterborough Bridge

60.6

37

N

TL193982

142

Peterborough Junction

Junction with River Nene Stanground Branch Junction with the Stanground Branch and the Middle Level Navigations.

61.1

37

N

TL200978

142

Dog-in-a-Doublet Lock No 38

65.6

38

N

TL272993

142

Popeley's Gull

67.5

38

N

TF299000

142

Cross Guns

70.5

38

N

TF346014

142

Guyhirne Bridge

A47 road bridge

73.9

38

N

TF397030

143

Bevis Hall

77.3

38

N

TF437066

143

Wisbech Town Bridge

79.8

38

N

TF461098

143

Horse Shoe Bend

80.5

38

N

TF453108

143

Osborne House

80.9

38

N

TF456115

143

West Walton Ferry

82.8

38

N

TF457141

131

South Holland Main Drain Junction

Junction with South Holland Main Drain is through a sluice which is only opened at flood times.

86.6

38

N

TF477200

131

Sutton Bridge

A17 road bridge

87.4

38

N

TF482210

131

Crabs Hole

The mouth of the river and the junction with the Wash

91.5

38

N

TF494275

131

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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