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Little Ouse or Brandon River

Description of Little Ouse or Brandon River: A 22.5 mile tributary of the Great Ouse. Currently only navigable for 13 miles.

History of Little Ouse or Brandon River: Acts relating to navigation were passed in 1670, 1751 and 1810.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the River Great Ouse

Navigation Authority of Little Ouse or Brandon River : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: Anglia Region, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5ZR: Telephone 01733 371811 : Fax 01733 231840 :

The Little Ouse near Brandon Bridge

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Little Ouse or Brandon River: Brandon Lock (opened 1995): Length 40 foot 4 inches, beam 12 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Little Ouse or Brandon River: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Thetford Town Bridge

0

0

U

0

Thetford Staunch No 1

0.5

0

U

0

Thetford Middle Staunch No 2

1.9

0

U

0

Turfpool Staunch No 3

2.8

0

U

0

Two Mile Bottom

Fison's fertiliser factory

3.4

0

U

0

Croxton Staunch No 4

3.8

0

U

0

Santon Staunch No 5

5.3

0

U

0

Santon Downham Bridge

5.9

0

U

0

Brandon Bridge

Swaffham Road

8.8

0

U

0

Brandon Staunch No 6

Head of navigation

9.1

0

U

0

Railway Bridge

Ely to Norwich Line

10

0

N

TL767871

143

Sheepwash Staunch (Site of)

10.6

0

N

TL758869

143

Cutt-Off channel

12.5

0

N

TL732871

143

Wilton Bridge

Lakenheath to Feltwell Road

13

0

N

TL724867

143

Crosswater Staunch (site of)

16.5

0

N

0

Lakenheath Lode Junction

Junction with Lakenheath Lode (Great Ouse) Botany Bay

17

0

N

TL670856

143

Little Ouse Bridge

20.5

0

N

TL621892

143

Brandon Creek Junction

Junction with Old West River (Great Ouse) Junction with Great Ouse

22.5

0

N

TL608918

143

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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