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Driffield Navigation

Description of Driffield Navigation: Runs 7 miles from Driffield to the junction with the River Hull. Much of the waterway is unnavigable due to derelict locks and lowered bridges.

History of Driffield Navigation: Authorised by an Act of 1767 and completed in 1770. Improvements were authorised by an Act of 1801 and completed in 1805.
For more details see the History page.

Navigation Authority: : Driffield Navigation Ltd, 53 Main Street, Cherry Burton, Beverley HU17 7RF : Telephone 01964 550320 :

Related Books of Driffield Navigation

Related External Web Sites of Driffield Navigation

  • Driffield Navigation Gallery Dedicated to ensuring a wider knowledge of the part played by the Navigation in the history of the area, to promoting the Canal's restoration and use.
  • Brigham Sailing Club Based at the canalside village of Brigham, 5 miles south of Driffield and 15 miles north of Beverley.
  • The Driffield Navigation Trust The Managers of One of the Independently Managed UK Waterways.

Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Driffield Navigation: Length 61 foot, beam 14 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

Driffield Navigation: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Driffield Wharfs

Start of Navigation

0

0

D

TA027574

107

Town Lock No 1

Restored by the Driffield Navigation Amenities Association in 1966.

0.4

1

D

TA031569

107

Whinhill Lock No 2

1.6

2

D

TA051568

107

Wansford Lock No 3

Wansford Village

2.5

3

D

TA062562

107

Snakeholme Lock Nos 4 & 5

Were staircase locks that became derelict. Now restored as a single lock.

3

4

N

TA067555

107

Junction with Frodington Beck

5

4

N

TA082527

107

Junction with Corps Landing Branch

This branch (West Beck) is navigable up to Corps Landing and is one of the most picturesque cruises on the navigation.

5.8

4

N

TA082518

107

Struncheon Hill Locks Nos 6 & 7

Junction with River Hull Junction with River Hull. These two locks were restored in 1986 as a single lock. It was a double lock originally to allow Keels to get over the sill of the top lock on low tides.

7

5

N

TA079498

107

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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