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River Derwent

Description of River Derwent: Runs from Malton, Yorkshire, to Barmby-on-the-Marsh where it joins the River Ouse.

History of River Derwent: Promoted by an Act of 1701, but statutory rights of navigation above Sutton Lock were revoked by an Act of 1935.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of River Derwent: Currently being restored by the Derwent Trust.

Navigation Authority of River Derwent Region: North East Region, Area: Dales Area, Coverdale House, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4GZ: Telephone 01904 692296 : Fax 01904 693748 :

Barmby-on-the-Marsh Barrage

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Derwent: Through Barmby Barrage Lock: Length 62 foot, beam 16 foot 6 inches. Sutton Lock: Length 54 foot 6 inches, beam 13 foot 9 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

River Derwent: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Barmby-on-the-Marsh Lock and Junction

Junction with River Ouse (Yorkshire) River Ouse junction and Barrage Lock

0

1

N

SE680286

105

Barmby-on-the-Marsh Village

0.5

1

N

SE687289

105

Loftsome Bridge

2.1

1

N

SE705301

105

Wressel Railway Bridge

3

1

N

SE706313

105

Breighton

4.9

1

N

SE705340

105

Menthorpe

5.3

1

N

SE702344

105

Derwent Bridge, Bubwith

A163 road bridge

6.9

1

N

SE707364

105

Ellerton Landing

9.9

1

N

SE696403

105

Thorganby

10.5

1

N

SE692411

105

Cottingwith Ferry

Junction with Pocklington Canal Pocklington Canal junction

11.5

1

N

SE697425

106

Ings Bridge

13

1

N

SE694444

106

Sutton Lock

Non standard windlass required

15.5

2

N

SE703474

105

Sutton to Elvington Bridge

15.6

2

N

SE704476

105

Kexby Bridge

A1079 road bridge

18.4

2

N

SE704511

105

Stamford Bridge Lock No 2

21.9

3

U

SE712557

105

Buttercrambe Bridge

24.8

3

U

SE734585

105

Buttercrambe Lock No 3

25

4

U

SE732585

105

Scrayingham

26

4

U

0

Howsham Lock No 4

Awaiting re-building

28.5

5

U

0

Kirkham Abbey Lock No 5

Now replaced by a weir.

31.3

6

U

0

Site of Castle Howard Station

32.1

6

U

0

Site of Hattons Ambo Station

34.9

6

U

0

Cherry Islands

35.4

6

U

0

Malton

Termination of the navigation

38

6

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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