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Pocklington Canal

Description of Pocklington Canal: Runs 9.5 miles from within 1 mile of Pocklington to the junction with the River Derwent, near East Cottingwith. Only the bottom 5 miles are navigable at present.

History of Pocklington Canal: Promoted by an Act of 1815 and opened in 1818.
For more details see the History page.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Pocklington Canal: Length 57 foot, beam 14 foot 3 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Pocklington Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Cottingwith Ferry Junction

Junction with River Derwent Junction with the River Derwent

0

0

N

SE697425

106

Cothingwith Lock No 1

0.3

1

N

0

East Cottingwith

0.5

1

N

0

Storwood

1.5

1

N

0

Hagg Bridge

2.3

1

N

0

Gardham Lock No 2

Bramleys Lock

3

2

N

0

Melbourne Basin Junction

5

2

N

0

Thornton Lock No 3

5.3

3

U

0

Walbut Lock No 4

5.3

4

U

0

Bielby Junction

Junction with Bielby Creek

7

4

U

0

Coats Lock No 5

7.8

5

U

0

Sandhill Lock No 6

8.1

6

U

0

Giles Lock No 7

8.8

7

U

0

Silburn Lock No 8

9.1

8

U

0

Lockhouse Lock No 9

9.4

9

U

0

Canal Head

One mile from Pocklington

9.5

9

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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