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River Trent

Description of River Trent: The navigation runs 94.75 miles from Wilden Ferry to Trent Falls, where it joins the Rivers Ouse and Humber. The first 42 miles are non-tidal

History of River Trent: Promoted by Acts of 1699, 1783, 1794 and 1906.
For more details see the History page.

Fiskerton Wharf, River Trent

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  • Nottingham Castle Marina Boat Sales and marina services.
  • Canaltime Timeshare narrowboats.
  • Shardlow Heritage Centre A museum at this important Canal Port situated between the River Trent and the Trent & Mersey Canal.
  • Trent Boat Handling Services offered include boat handling and theoretical training, as well as delivery of boats.
  • Farndon Marina Marina on the River Trent above Newark.
  • Richlow Christine Richardson and John Lower set up Richlow in 2006 to publish books of the canals and rivers adjacent to the tidal river Trent. But their area has now widened.
  • Notts Castle Boat Handling A RYA recognised training centre and is located in the heart of Nottingham City. Ideally positioned with easy access by road or train and for entry onto the Nottingham/Beeston canals and the rivers Trent and Soar.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Trent: Lock sizes vary but the maximum dimensions for craft navigating the waterway are as follows. Derwent Mouth to Meadow Lane Lock (Nottingham Canal): Length 81 foot, beam 14 foot 6 inches. From Meadow Lane Lock to the tidal river: Length 165 foot, beam 18 foot 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

River Trent: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Wilden Ferry

0

0

U

SK441301

129

Cavendish Bridge

0.3

0

U

SK447299

129

Derwent Mouth

Junction with Trent and Mersey Canal Trent and Mersey Canal junction

1.4

0

N

SK458307

129

Sawley Flood Lock No 1

2

1

N

SK470309

129

Sawley Locks No 2

A pair of locks side by side, one manual one mechanised

2.5

2

N

SK477307

129

Trent Lock Junction

Junctions with Grand Union Leicester Section and Grand Union Erewash Canal Grand Union Canal junction with Erewash and Leicester Sections

3.4

2

N

SK491311

129

Cranfleet Lock No 3

4.1

3

N

SK501315

129

Thrumpton Village

4.6

3

N

SK510315

129

Barton in Fabis

River Erewash Junction

6.4

3

N

SK519333

129

Beeston Lock No 4

Beeston Cut (south-west end)

8.4

4

N

SK535353

129

Lenton Chain Junction

Nottingham Canal Junction

11

4

N

SK553386

129

Castle Lock

12.1

5

N

SK569393

129

Meadow Lane Lock

Nottingham Canal and Main River Junction

13.4

6

N

SK581384

129

Grantham Canal Junction

Abandoned canal

13.6

6

N

SK583386

129

Holme Lock No 5

15.8

7

N

SK614393

129

Radcliffe Railway Bridge

17.5

7

N

SK636396

129

Stoke Bardolph Lock No 6

18.8

8

N

SK649407

129

Stoke Bardolph

Ferry Boat Inn

19.8

8

N

SK647421

129

Burton Joyce

21

8

N

SK653435

129

Gunthorpe Bridge

A6097 road bridge

22.6

8

N

SK680436

129

Gunthorpe Lock No 7

23.5

9

N

SK687437

129

Hoveringham

Elm Tree Pub

25.5

9

N

SK704463

129

Hazelford Ferry

Star and Garter Pub

27.6

9

N

SK725488

129

Hazelford Lock No 8

28.3

10

N

SK732494

129

Fiskerton

Bromley Arms

29.6

10

N

SK736510

120

Farndon Ferry

Farndon Village

33.1

10

N

SK767521

120

Averham Weir

Newark Branch junction

34.4

10

N

SK771535

120

Farndon Field Bridge

35.5

10

N

SK781528

121

Newark Town Lock No 9

36.6

11

N

SK794538

121

Newark Road Bridge

A6065 road

36.8

11

N

SK796541

121

Nether Railway Bridge

37.6

11

N

SK800553

121

Nether Lock No 10

37.6

12

N

SK800554

121

Crankley Point

Newark Branch Junction

38.3

12

N

SK802563

121

North Muskham

Newcastle Arms

40.6

12

N

SK798588

121

Cromwell Lock No 11

Head of the tideway

42.1

13

N

SK808611

121

Carlton-on-Trent

45.3

13

N

SK802642

121

Besthorpe Wharf

46.5

13

N

SK815668

121

South Clifton

High Marnham

51.3

13

N

SK813703

121

North Clifton Lane End

52.5

13

N

SK816723

121

Dunham Bridge

A57 toll bridge

54.1

13

N

SK819744

121

Church Laneham

56

13

N

SK816767

121

Torksey Junction

Junction with Fossdyke Canal Fossdyke Navigation junction

58.3

13

N

SK833781

121

Torksey Railway Bridge

Disused

58.9

13

N

SK835791

121

Trent Port, Marton

60.5

13

N

SK833815

121

Littleborough

61.8

13

N

SK825825

121

Knaith

63.5

13

N

SK827846

121

Gainsborough Railway Bridge

67.5

13

N

SK809881

121

Gainsborough Road Bridge

68.5

13

N

SK814890

112

Morton

70.4

13

N

SK806915

112

Walkerith

71.9

13

N

SK786927

112

West Stockwith Junction

Junction with Chesterfield Canal Chesterfield Canal junction

73

13

N

SK785945

112

West Stockwith Junction

Junction with River Idle River Idle Junction

73.1

13

N

SK789946

112

Gunthorpe

75.1

13

N

SK807969

112

Wildsworth

75.8

13

N

SK807978

112

Owston Ferry

77.4

13

N

SK813999

112

Kelfield

78.6

13

N

SE828011

112

Susworth

79.5

13

N

SE834022

112

West Butterwick

81.8

13

N

SE836057

112

Burringham and Althorpe

84.4

13

N

SE835095

112

Keadby Bridges

Railway and A18 road

85.1

13

N

SE841106

112

Keadby Junction

Junction with Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation Stainforth and Keadby Canal (Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation) junction

85.8

13

N

SE835114

112

Arncotts and Flixborough Stather

88.6

13

N

SE859142

112

Burton upon Stather

91.8

13

N

SE863185

112

Trent Falls

Junctions with River Humber and River Ouse (Yorkshire) Rivers Ouse and Humber junction

94.8

13

N

SE865235

106

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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