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Description of River Welland: Originally a 34 mile, 12 lock, river and lateral canal navigation from Stamford, Northamptonshire, to the Wash. Now a 22 mile river navigation from near Deeping St. James, Lincolnshire, tidal below Fulney Lock 8 miles 7 furlongs from the Wash.
History of River Welland: Navigation was authorised by an Act of 1571, but work was not started until 1664. In 1670 the Stamford Canal from Stamford to Market Deeping was opened.
For more details see the History page.
Navigation Authority of River Welland : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: Anglia Region, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5ZR: Telephone 01733 371811 : Fax 01733 231840 :
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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Welland: Fulney Lock: Length 62 foot 4 inches, beam 27 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