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Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Description of Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Restored to full navigation in 2001, this 20 mile navigation crosses the Pennines from Huddersfield, where it joins the Huddersfield Broad Canal, to Ashton-Under-Lyne, where it joins the Ashton Canal.

History of Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Promoted by an Act of 1794 and opened in 1811. Closed in 1944 by the LMS Railway Act.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Contains the longest (5698 yards) and highest (645 feet) tunnel (Standedge) in Britain. Special arrangements apply to navigation of the tunnel. Contact British Waterways for details well in advance.

Tunnel End, Marsden.

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  • The Impossible Dream - the story of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal , Released in 2001, 56 minutes Produced by British Waterways, The story of the restoration of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, narrated by Timothy West. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon
  • The South Pennine Ring , Released in 2002, 57 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The Huddersfield Narrow and Broad canals, Calder & Hebble, Rochdale and Ashton Canal. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Length 70 foot, beam 6 foot 10 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Aspley Basin and Junction

Junction with Huddersfield Broad Canal Junction with the Huddersfield Broad Canal

0

0

N

SE150164

110

Stanley Dawson Lock No 1E

0.3

1

N

SE148162

110

Paddock Foot Aqueduct

1

5

N

SE133161

110

Golcar Aqueduct

3.1

12

N

SE108156

110

Can Lock No 18 E

4

18

N

SE091145

110

Holme Lock 19 E

4.1

19

N

SE090144

110

Lees Bridge

4.3

19

N

SE089143

110

Spot Lock No 20 E

4.6

20

N

SE086143

110

Slaithwaite

5

23

N

SE080140

110

Shaker Wood Lock No 25 E

5.1

25

N

SE075137

110

Skew Bridge Lock No 26 E

5.4

26

N

SE072135

110

Mill Pond Lock No 27 E

5.6

27

N

SE069133

110

Waring Bottom Lock No 28 E

5.8

28

N

SE067132

110

White Hill Lock No 29 E

5.9

29

N

SE065131

110

Bank Nook Lock No 30 E

6

30

N

SE063131

110

Booth Lock No 31 E

6.1

31

N

SE061130

110

Pig Tail Lock No 32 E

6.3

32

N

SE059128

110

Sparth Lock No 33 E

6.5

33

N

SE056125

110

Cellars Lock No 34 E

6.6

34

N

SE054124

110

Moorvale Lock No 35 E

6.8

35

N

SE053122

110

White Skye Lock No 36 E

6.9

36

N

SE053121

110

Smudger's Lock No 37 E

7

37

N

SE053120

110

Colne Lock No 38 E

7.1

38

N

SE052119

110

Warehouse Hill Lock No 39 E

7.3

39

N

SE052118

110

Hopper Lock No 40 E

7.4

40

N

SE050117

110

Dirker Lock No 41 E

7.4

41

N

SE050117

110

Railway Lock No 42 E

7.5

42

N

SE048117

110

Standedge Tunnel (North-east End)

The longest canal Tunnel in Britain

8.3

42

N

SE041119

110

Standedge Tunnel (South-west End)

11.4

42

N

SE005079

110

Diggle Summit Lock No 32 W

11.5

43

N

SE003077

110

Saddleworth Aqueduct

Crosses River Tame

12.8

51

N

SD995063

109

Lime Kiln Lock No 23 W

12.9

52

N

0

Dungebooth Lock No 22 W

13

53

N

0

Wade Lock No 21 W

13.1

54

N

0

High Street Bridge, Greenfield

13.3

54

N

0

Hall Lock No 20 W

13.5

55

N

0

Frenches Bridge

13.6

55

N

0

Well-i-Hole Bridge

14

55

N

0

Royal George Lock No 19 W

14.1

56

N

0

Keith Jackson Lock No 18 W

14.3

57

N

0

Royal George Aqueduct

14.5

57

N

SD981037

109

Division Bridge

14.5

57

N

SD981037

109

Division Lock

14.6

58

N

0

Gas Works Lock No 16 W

14.8

59

N

0

Roaches Lock No 15 W

14.9

60

N

0

Woodend Lock No 14 W

15

61

N

0

Wharf Cottage Lock No 13 W

15.6

62

N

0

Whiteheads Lock No 12 W

16

63

N

0

Scout Tunnel

16.5

63

N

SD974011

109

Terrace Lock No 11 W

16.6

64

N

0

Avenue Lock No 10 W

16.8

65

N

0

Black Rock Lock No 9 W

16.9

66

N

0

Hartshill and Stalybridge

17

66

N

0

Stalybridge Aqueduct

19

71

N

SJ954982

109

Tame Lock No 3 W

19.1

72

N

0

Plantation Lock No 2 W

19.3

73

N

0

Ashton Lock No 1 W

19.5

74

N

SJ938986

109

Junction with Ashton Canal

Junction with Ashton Canal

19.9

74

N

SJ939988

109

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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