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Fossdyke Canal

Description of Fossdyke Canal: Runs just over 11 miles from Torksey Junction, on the River Trent, to Lincoln High Bridge, where it joins the River Witham Navigation.

History of Fossdyke Canal: Originally a Roman navigation dating back to AD 120, and deepened by Henry I in 1121.
For more details see the History page.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Fossdyke Canal: Length 74 foot 6 inches, beam 15 foot 2 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Fossdyke Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Torskey Junction

Junction with River Trent River Trent junction

0

0

N

SK833781

121

Torksey Lock

0.3

1

N

SK838780

121

Hardwick

Site of former ferry

3

1

N

SK865752

121

Drinsey Nook

3.8

1

N

SK872743

121

Saxilby Bridge

5.4

1

N

SK897751

121

Stanley Drain Junction

6.3

1

N

SK913749

121

River Till Junction

6.5

1

N

SK917748

121

Burton Lane

8.1

1

N

SK933736

121

Skellingthorpe

8.9

1

N

SK941727

121

Lincoln, West end of Brayford Mere

Junction with River Witham Navigation

10.8

1

N

SK970713

121

Junction with River Witham

Junction with

11.3

1

N

SK972711

121

Lincoln High Bridge

Junction with Junction with River Witham Navigation

11.3

1

N

SK973712

121

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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