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Louth Navigation

Description of Louth Navigation: This abandoed waterway runs 11.75 miles from Louth to a channel joining the River Humber.

History of Louth Navigation: Authorised by an Act of 1763 and opened in 1764, fallen into disuse by 1915. It was closed by a warrant of the Minister of Transport on 8 August 1924.
For more details see the History page.

Navigation Authority: : Louth Navigation Trust, 74 Westgate Place, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 9YD : Telephone 01389 753311 :

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Louth Navigation: Length 72 foot, beam 15 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Louth Navigation: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Louth River Head

0

0

U

TF337879

122

Louth Top Lock No 1

0.3

1

U

TF340881

122

Keddington Lock No 2

0.6

2

U

TF345884

122

Ticklepenny Lock No 3

1

3

U

TF350888

122

Willows Lock No 4

1.4

4

U

TF353895

122

Salter Fen Lock No 5

2.1

5

U

0

Alvingham Lock No 6

Alvingham

2.5

6

U

0

High Bridge

3.5

6

U

0

Out Fen Lock No 7

4

7

U

0

Austen Fen

5

7

U

0

Beargate Bridge

6

7

U

0

Firebeacon First Wharf

6.8

7

U

0

Firebeacon Second Wharf

7

7

U

0

Fulstow Bridge

7.8

7

U

0

Thoresby Bridge

8.8

7

U

0

Tetney Lock (site of)

10.8

8

U

0

Tetney Warehouse

11

8

U

0

Sea Bank or White Gate

End of canal and Junction with the channel to the Humber (3.5 miles)

11.8

8

U

0

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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