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Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section

Description of Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section: This consists of a navigable length of the River Aire plus the Selby Canal and forms a link between the A&CN main line at Bank Dole and the River Ouse at Selby.

History of Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section: Cutting of the Selby Canal started in early 1775, built by William Jessop early in his career and opened in 1778.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Aire and Calder Navigation and River Aire

Rainbow over Selby Basin

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section: Length 78 foot 6 inches, beam 16 foot 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Bank Dole Junction

Junction with Aire & Calder Main Line Aire and Calder Navigation Main Line junction at Knottingley.

0

0

N

SE508239

105

Bank Dole Lock No 1

0.4

1

N

SE512239

105

Beal Bridge

Beal Bridge Wharf

2.5

1

N

SE532255

105

Beal Lock No 2

New landing pontoon down stream of lock installed winter 1995/6.

2.8

2

N

SE535255

105

Birkin Wharf

3.8

2

N

SE542262

105

River Aire Junction

Junction with River Aire Flood Lock No 3 and Selby Canal commencement

6.5

2

N

SE570264

105

Haddlesey Flood Lock No 3

6.5

3

N

SE571264

105

Paper House Bridge

7.3

3

N

SE573275

105

Gateforth Landing

7.8

3

N

SE576284

105

Burton Bridge

8.5

3

N

SE585290

105

Burn Bridge

A19 road bridge

9.3

3

N

SE597295

105

Brayton Bridge

10.4

3

N

SE610303

105

Selby Bridge

A1041 road bridge

11.3

3

N

SE618316

105

Selby Lock No 4

Junction with River Ouse (Yorkshire) River Ouse junction

11.8

4

N

SE622322

105

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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