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Middle Level - Old River Nene

Description of Middle Level - Old River Nene: Runs 26 miles from Mere Mouth, where it joins Bevill's Leam and Black Ham Drain, to Outwell, the junction with Well Creek.
For the History of this waterway see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Middle Level Navigation

Navigation Authority: : Middle Level Commissioners, Dartford Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8AF : Telephone 01354 653232 :

March town centre on the Old River Nene, Middle Level

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Middle Level - Old River Nene: Marmont Priory Lock: Length 92 foot, beam 12 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Middle Level - Old River Nene: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Mere Mouth

Junctions with Middle Level - Bevill's Leam and Middle Level - Black Ham Drain Junction with Bevill's Leam and Black Ham Drain.

0

0

N

TL242910

142

Exhibition Bridge

B660 road bridge

2.5

0

N

TL243882

142

Nightingale's Corner

Junction with Middle Level - New Dyke Junction with un-navigable New Dyke

2.8

0

N

TL241875

142

St Mary's Bridge

B1040 road bridge and Ramsey St Mary's Village

3.5

0

N

TL255873

142

Lodes End Lock

5.8

1

N

TL287873

142

Saunder's Bridge Junction

Junction with Middle Level - Ramsey High Lode Junction with Ramsey High Lode

5.8

1

N

TL288874

142

Wells Bridge

Junction with Middle Level - Forty Foot River Forty Foot River junction

6.6

1

N

TL299881

142

Benwick Bridge

B1093 road bridge and Benwick Village

10.6

1

N

TL342907

142

Floods Ferry Junction

Junction with Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke Junction with Whittlesey Dyke

13.3

1

N

TL355936

142

Staffurth's Bridge

14.3

1

N

TL367944

142

March

B1101 road bridge

18.3

1

N

TL416967

143

Twenty Foot End Junction

Junction with Middle Level - Twenty Foot River Junction with the Twenty Foot River

20.4

1

N

TL445986

143

Popham's Eau End Junction

Junction with Middle Level - Popham's Eau Junction with Popham's Eau

22.4

1

N

TF469004

143

Marmont Priory Sluice

24.1

2

N

TF488013

143

Upwell

25.4

2

N

TF499024

143

Outwell Junction

Junction with Middle Level - Well Creek Junction with Well Creek and the un-navigable Wisbech Canal.

26.1

2

N

TF513037

143

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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