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Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Description of Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation: Runs from Chelmsford Basin to Heybridge Sea Lock at the mouth of the Blackwater.

History of Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation: Promoted under Acts of 1766 and 1793. Opened in 1797.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation: In dry seasons water is very limited and strict limits are placed on the use of locks.

Navigation Authority: : Essex Waterways Limited, Island House, Moor Road, Chesham, HP5 1WA : Telephone 01494 783453 : Email essex@waterways.org.uk :

Website: http://www.essexwaterways.com

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  • Blackwater Boats Canal holidays on the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation, the secret waterway of Essex.
  • Chelmer Canal Trust Formerly the Friends of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. A voluntary group whose main aims are to preserve the waterway from Chelmsford to the sea.
  • Narrowboat Isabella The fit out of this 35 foot boat and the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation.
  • Paper Mill Lock Canal cruises along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation aboard Victoria or hire a boat.

Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation: Into Heybridge Basin: Length 107 foot, beam 26 foot. The rest of the naviagtion to Chelmsford: Length 60 foot, beam 16 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Chelmsford Basin

Limit of navigation

0

0

N

TQ714066

997

Springfield Lock No 1

0.4

1

N

TQ716063

997

Barnes Mill Lock No 2

1.1

2

N

TQ726064

997

Sandford Lock No 3

2.1

3

N

TQ739063

997

Cuton Lock No 4

3.1

4

N

TQ742075

997

Stoneham's Lock No 5

4

5

N

TQ751082

997

Little Baddow Lock No 6

Little Baddow Wharf

4.9

6

N

TQ758083

997

Paper Mill Lock No 7

6.1

7

N

TQ775089

997

Rushes Lock No 8

7.5

8

N

TQ794089

997

Hoe Mill Lock No 9

8.8

9

N

TQ807087

997

Rickett's Lock No 10

10.1

10

N

TQ825086

997

Beeleigh Lock No 11

11

11

N

TQ839084

997

Beeleigh Flood Lock No 12

11.5

12

N

TQ845079

997

Heybridge Village

12.3

12

N

TQ857060

997

Heybridge Sea Lock No 13

End of Navigation and exit to Blackwater estuary

13.9

13

N

TQ871068

997

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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