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Greasbrough (Park Gate) Canal

Description of Greasbrough (Park Gate) Canal: Was a 1.5 mile, 4 lock, private broad canal from the Don at Park Gate to Greasbrough.

History of Greasbrough (Park Gate) Canal: Built by the Marquees of Rockingham to serve collieries and surveyed by John Varley in 1769, John Smeaton in 1775 and William Fairbank in 1778. Completed by Jessop in 1780. Use ceased around 1918.
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