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River Idle

Description of River Idle: This shallow river is used mainly for drainage and runs almost 11 miles from Bawtry to Stockwith, where it joins the River Trent.

History of River Idle: Promoted under an Act of 1720. Navigation rights were ended by the Trent River Authority (General Powers) Act 1972.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of River Idle: Draught is 2ft 6 ins to Idle Stop and 1ft 6 ins above.

Navigation Authority of River Idle : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: Midland Region, Corringham Road, Gainsborough DN21: Telephone 01427 612205 : Fax 01427 810072 :

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River Idle: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Bawtry Bridge

0

0

D

SK656926

111

Misson

3.5

0

D

SK691947

111

Idle Stop

6.1

0

N

SK722965

112

Misterton and Haxey Road Bridge

9

0

N

SK765961

112

Misterton Soss

10

0

N

SK778951

112

Stockwith

Junction with River Trent Junction with River Trent

10.9

1

N

SK789946

112

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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