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Huddersfield Broad Canal

Description of Huddersfield Broad Canal: Also known as Sir John Ramsden's Canal, this 3.5 mile navigation links the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to the Calder and Hebble navigation at Cooper Bridge.

History of Huddersfield Broad Canal: Promoted under an Act of 1774 and opened in 1776.
For more details see the History page.

Rural and industrial mix on the Huddersfield Broad

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Huddersfield Broad Canal: Length 57 foot 6 inches, beam 14 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

Huddersfield Broad Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Cooper Bridge Lock No 1

Junction with Calder and Hebble Navigation Junction with the Calder and Hebble Navigation

0

1

N

SE174208

104

Colne Bridge Lock No 2

0.3

2

N

SE176202

104

Ladgrave Lock No 3

0.8

3

N

SE171196

110

Longlands Lock No 4

1

4

N

SE170192

110

Deighton Road Bridge

A62

1.3

4

N

SE166190

110

Turnpike Road Lock No 5

1.6

5

N

SE162180

110

Reading Lock No 6

1.8

6

N

SE159188

110

Fieldhouse Green Lock No 7

1.9

7

N

SE156186

110

Falls Lock No 8

2

8

N

SE156185

110

Red Doles Lock No 9

Also Called Fartown Green Lock

2.3

9

N

SE152183

110

Turnbridge Lifting Bridge

3

9

N

SE149172

110

Aspley Basin and Junction

Junction with Huddersfield Narrow Canal Junction with the Huddersfield Narrow Canal

3.5

9

N

SE150164

110

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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