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Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal

Description of Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal: Connects not only the Aire and Calder Main Line with the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Canal, but also Sheffield with the River Trent via the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

History of Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal: Authorised in 1891 to increase the scope of the coal trade carried in "Tom Puddings". Work started in 1896 and it was opened in 1905.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal: Sykehouse Lock is normally boater operated from an electronic control panel. The operation is complicated because the lock will not operate unless the swing bridge across the lock (which is swung manually) is open and has locked into place. The swing and lift bridges on the rest of the waterway are electically operated by boaters (using a BW key) and a simple push button system.

Boats passing Kirk Lane Swing Bridge

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal: Sykehouse Lock: Length 215 foot, beam 22 foot 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Bramwith Junction

Junction with Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation Junction with Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (River Dun Navigation)

0

0

N

SE612107

111

Sykehouse Lock

3.5

1

N

SE638161

111

Junction with Aire & Calder Main Line

Junction with Aire & Calder Main Line

5.5

1

N

SE651187

111

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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