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Market Weighton Canal

Description of Market Weighton Canal: Originally ran 9.5 miles, from near Market Weighton, to the River Humber. Now runs 6 miles to the Humber.

History of Market Weighton Canal: Promoted by an Act of 1772 and opened in 1782. The Market Weighton Drainage Act of 1900 abandoned the upper 3.5 miles of the canal. Right of navigation through the Humber entrance lock was abandoned in 1971, under section 112 of the Transport Act 1968.
For more details see the History page.

Navigation Authority: : Market Weighton Drainage Board, Clerk to the Board, Burnby Hall, Pocklington, York YO4 2QF : Telephone 01759 302115 :

Related Books of Market Weighton Canal

Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Market Weighton Canal: Length 70 foot, beam 14 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

Market Weighton Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Weighton Lock

Junction with River Humber Junction with the River Humber

0

1

N

SE874256

106

Lantern Lane

Public footpath to Broomfleet

0.6

1

N

SE870265

106

Brickyard Bridge

1.5

1

N

SE866278

106

Railway Bridge

Main Line to Hull

1.8

1

N

SE865282

106

Landing Lane

2.1

1

N

SE862287

106

Newport Road Bridge

Village and B1230 Road Bridge

3.1

1

N

SE856302

106

M62 Motorway Bridge

3.6

1

N

SE853310

106

Sandholme Landing Bridge

3.9

1

N

SE852312

106

Sod Houses Lock

5.9

2

U

SE844343

106

Land of Nod Farm

7.3

2

U

SE843365

106

Mill Lock

8

2

U

SE844377

106

Holme Ings Lock

9

3

U

SE850389

106

Canal Head

9.5

3

U

SE856396

106

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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