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Waterway Names to Waterway Codes

The following is a list of 4 character codes used to identify each waterway. These codes are the ones I use in my waterways database to provide a waterway identity. If you have need of a such a system for your own purposes you are free to use these codes. If you would like to see this information arranged alphabetically by waterway code see the Waterway Codes order list.

Waterway NameCode
Aberdare CanalABRD
Aberdeenshire CanalABDS
Aike Beck or Lockington NavigationAIKE
Aire & Calder Dewsbury Old Cut SectionACDO
Aire & Calder Main LineACML
Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby SectionACSS
Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield SectionACWS
Aire & Dun Canal project.ADCP
Aire and Calder Navigation and River AireA&CN
Alford Canal projectALCP
Ancholme - Witham Canal projectAWCP
Andover CanalANDV
Andover Canal to Basingstoke Canal projectANBS
Anglesey BranchBCAG
Annandale Canal projectANCP
Anson Branch (BCN)BCAB
Arbroath - Forfar Canal projectAFCP
Arun NavigationARNN
Ashburton Canal ProjectABCP
Ashby de la Zouch CanalADLZ
Ashton CanalASHT
Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield CanalsAPFM
Aylesbury - Abingdon Canal projectAACP
Aylsham NavigationAYLS
Barnsley CanalBRNS
Basingstoke - Itchen Canal projectBICP
Basingstoke CanalBASC
Bath & Bristol Canal projectBBCP
Baybridge CanalBYBR
BCN Main LineBCML
Beaulieu RiverBEAU
Bedford & Milton Keynes WaterwayB&MK
Bedford - Grand Junction Canal projectBGJC
Bell Water DrainWNBW
Beverley BeckBEVB
Billericay Canal ProjectBLCP
Birmingham & Liverpool Junction CanalB&LJ
Birmingham & Warwick Junction CanalB&WJ
Birmingham and Fazeley CanalBCBF
Birmingham Canal NavigationsBCN
Bo'ness CanalBNSS
Bradford CanalBRAD
Braunton Canal and River Taw schemesBCRT
Brecknock & Abergavenny CanalB&AC
Bridgewater CanalBRDG
Bridgwater and Taunton CanalBWTC
Bristol & Taunton CanalB&TC
Bristol & Western Canal projectB&WC
Bristol - Cirencester canal projectBCCP
Bristol - Salisbury canal projectsBSCP
Bristol - Thames Head Canal projectBTHC
Bristol Junction Canal projectBJCP
Brown's CanalBRWN
Bude CanalBUDE
Burry and Loughor RiversB&LR
Burwell LodeBURL
Bury & Sladen Canal projectB&SC
Caistor CanalCSTC
Calder and Hebble NavigationC&HN
Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey CanalCLDN
Caledonian CanalCALD
Campbeltown CanalCMPT
Candle Dyke to Hickling BroadNBCD
Cann Quarry CanalCNQC
Cannock Extension Canal (BCN)BCCE
Car DykeCARD
Carlisle CanalCRLS
Cassington CutCSSC
Castle DykeWNCD
Cemlyn CanalCMLN
Central Junction Canal projectCJCP
Central Union Canal projectCUCP
Chard CanalCHRD
Chelmer & Blackwater NavigationC&BN
Chester CanalCHSR
Chesterfield CanalCHST
Chichester CanalCHCH
Cinderford CanalCNDR
Cod BeckCODB
Commercial Canal projectCMCP
Coombe Hill CanalCMBH
Cottingham & Hull Canal projectCHCP
Counter Wash Drain (Great Ouse)GOCW
Coventry CanalCVNT
Coventry Canal (Detached Portion)CVDP
Cowbridge DrainWNCB
Crinan CanalCRNN
Cromford CanalCRMF
Croydon CanalCRYD
Cumberland Canal ProjectCBCP
Cyfarthfa CanalCYFR
Dartford & Crayford NavigationD&CN
Daw End Branch Canal (BCN)BCDE
Dearne and Dove CanalD&D
Derby CanalDRBY
Dick BrookDCKB
Digbeth Branch CanalBCDB
Dingwall CanalDNGW
Doctor's CanalDCTR
Donnington Wood CanalDNNW
Dorset & Somerset CanalD&SC
Douglas NavigationDGLS
Driffield NavigationDRFF
Droitwich CanalDRTW
Droitwich Junction CanalDRJC
Dudley Canal Line No 1BCD1
Dudley Canal Line No 2BCD2
Duke's CutDCUT
Durham Canal projectDRCP
Eardington Forges CanalERDG
Earl of Ashburnham's CanalEOAC
East Fen Catchwater DrainWNEC
Edinburgh and Glasgow Union CanalE&GU
Ellesmere & Chester CanalE&CC
Ellesmere CanalELLS
Emmet's CanalEMMT
English & Bristol Channel canal schemesEBCS
English & Bristol Channels Junction Canal projectEBCJ
English & Bristol Channels Ship CanalE&BC
Erewash CanalERWS
Exeter & Crediton NavigationE&CN
Exeter Ship CanalEXSC
Fletcher's CanalFLTC
Flint Coal CanalFLNT
Forth & Cart CanalF&CR
Forth & Clyde CanalF&CC
Forth & Clyde Canal - Glasgow BranchFCCG
Fossdyke CanalFSDY
Frith Bank DrainWNFB
Galton's CanalGLTN
General Warde's (Dafen) CanalGWDC
General Warde's (Yspitty) CanalGWYC
Glamorganshire CanalGLMG
Glan-Y-Wern CanalGLNY
Glasgow, Paisley & Johnstone CanalGP&J
Glastonbury CanalGLST
Glenkens CanalGLNK
Gloucester & Sharpness Ship CanalG&SS
Gower Branch Canal (BCN)BCGB
Grand Junction - Old Stratford & Buckingham BranchGDJO
Grand Junction CanalGDJC
Grand Surrey CanalGRSC
Grand Surrey Dock, Canal & Junction Railway projectGSDC
Grand Union Aylesbury BranchGUAB
Grand Union CanalGU
Grand Union Erewash CanalGUEC
Grand Union Leicester SectionGULS
Grand Union Main LineGUML
Grand Union Market Harborough BranchGUMH
Grand Union Northampton BranchGUNB
Grand Union Paddington BranchGUPB
Grand Union Regents CanalGURC
Grand Union Rickmansworth BranchGURB
Grand Union Slough BranchGUSB
Grand Union Welford BranchGUWL
Grand Union Wendover BranchGUWB
Grand Western CanalGWC
Grantham CanalGRNT
Greasbrough (Park Gate) CanalGPGC
Great Ouse Relief ChannelGORC
Grosvenor CanalGRSV
Gwauncaegurwen CanalGWNC
Hackney CanalHCKN
Haddiscoe (or New) Cut - Norfolk & Suffolk BroadsNBHC
Hall Green Branch - Trent and Mersey CanalHGB
Hants & Berks Junction Canal projectHBJC
Hardley Dyke (River Yare)NBHD
Haslingden CanalHSLN
Helston Canal projectHLCP
Herefordshire & Gloucestershire CanalH&GC
Hertford Union Canal (Grand Union)GUHU
High Peak Junction Canal projectHPJC
Higher Avon NavigationHAVN
Hobhole DrainWNHB
Hopkin's CanalHPKN
Horncastle CanalHRNC
Howbridge DrainWNHW
Huddersfield Broad CanalHUBC
Huddersfield Narrow CanalHUNC
Hulme Lock Branch (Bridgewater Canal)BGHL
Invararnan CanalINVR
Ipswich & Stowmarket NavigationI&SN
Isle of Dogs CanalIODC
Ivelchester & Langport NavigationI&LN
Junction DrainWNJN
Kennet and Avon CanalK&A
Kensington CanalKNSN
Kent & Sussex Junction Canal projectKSJC
Ketley CanalKTLY
Keyingham Navigable Drains projectKMND
Kidwelly & Llanelly CanalK&LC
Kilbagie CanalKLBG
Kilgetty CanalKLGT
Knarsborough Canal SchemesKNRS
Kyme Eau - Sleaford CanalKESC
Kymer's CanalKYMR
Lakenheath Lode (Great Ouse)GOLL
Lancaster - Morecambe Ship Canal projectLMSC
Lancaster CanalLANC
Lancaster Canal - Glasson Dock BranchLNGD
Langley Dyke (River Yare)NBLD
Lark - Orwell Canal projectLOCP
Lechlade - Abingdon Canal projectLACP
Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh BranchLLLB
Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford BranchLLRB
Leeds & Liverpool - Springs BranchLLSB
Leeds and Liverpool CanalL&L
Leek Branch - Trent and Mersey CanalLEEK
Leicester NavigationLCSN
Leicestershire & Northampton Union CanalL&NU
Leominster CanalLMNS
Leven CanalLVNC
Liskeard & Looe Union CanalL&LU
Little Ouse or Brandon RiverLO
Little Punchard Gill Boat LevelLPGB
Liverpool Canal projectLVCP
Llandeilo & Llandovery Canal projectsLLCP
Llansamlet (Smith's) CanalLLNS
Llechryd CanalLLCH
London & Birmingham Junction Canal projectLBJC
London & Cambridge Junction CanalL&CJ
London & Southampton Ports Junction Canal projectLSPJ
London & Western Canal projectLWCP
London - Portsmouth Canal projectLPCP
London Canal ProjectLNDN
London to Portsmouth Ship Canal schemesLPSC
Loughborough NavigationLGHB
Louth NavigationLTH
Lower Avon NavigationLAVN
Lush's DrainWNLS
Lydney CanalLYDN
Macclesfield CanalMACC
Mackworth's CanalMCKW
Manchester & Dee Ship Canal projectMDSC
Manchester & Salford Junction CanalM&SJ
Manchester Ship CanalMSC
Manchester Ship Canal - River Irwell Upper ReachMSIR
Manchester Ship Canal - Walton Lock BranchMSWL
Manchester, Bolton & Bury CanalMB&B
Mardyke CanalMRDK
Market Weighton CanalMWC
Martham Broad to West SomertonNBMB
Maud Foster DrainWNMF
Meadow Dyke to Waxham BridgeNBMD
Medlam DrainWNMD
Melton Mowbray NavigationMMYN
Mersey & Irwell NavigationM&IN
Middle Level - Bevill's LeamMLBL
Middle Level - Black Ham DrainMLBH
Middle Level - Forty Foot RiverMLFF
Middle Level - King's DykeMLKD
Middle Level - New DykeMLND
Middle Level - Old River NeneMLON
Middle Level - Popham's EauMLPE
Middle Level - Ramsey High LodeMLRH
Middle Level - Sixteen Foot RiverMLSF
Middle Level - Twenty Foot RiverMLTF
Middle Level - Well CreekMLWC
Middle Level - Whittlesey DykeMLWD
Middle Level DrainMLD
Middle Level NavigationML
Middlesbrough - Redcar Ship Canal ProjectMRSC
Millwall CanalMLLW
Monkey Island - Isleworth canal projectMIIC
Monkland CanalMNKL
Monmouthshire & Brecon CanalM&B
Monmouthshire CanalMNMT
Montgomeryshire CanalMNTG
Morris's CanalMRRS
Muirkirk CanalMRKR
Mundon or White House Farm CanalMNDN
Neath and Tennant CanalsN&TC
Neath CanalNTHC
Nent Force LevelNNTF
Netherton Tunnel Branch CanalBCNT
New Bolingbroke DrainWNNB
Newcastle & Hexham Canal projectNHCP
Newcastle - Carlisle - Maryport Canal schemesNCMC
Newcastle-under-Lyme CanalNULC
Newcastle-under-Lyme Junction CanalNULJ
Newdigate CanalsNWDG
Newham DrainWNNW
Newport Pagnell CanalNWPR
Norfolk and Suffolk BroadsNB
North Eastern Junction Canal projectNEJC
North Walsham and Dilham CanalNWDC
North Wilts CanalNWLT
Nottingham CanalNOTC
Nutbrook CanalNTBR
Oakham CanalOKHM
Old Bedford RiverGOOB
Old Grand Union CanalOGUC
Old Main Line (BCN)BCOM
Old River LeeORL
Old West River (Great Ouse)GOOW
Oulton Broad and DykeNBOB
Oxford CanalOXFD
Oxford Canal (Northern Section)OXFN
Oxford Canal (Southern Section)OXFS
Padstow - Lostwithiel SchemePLSC
Par CanalPARC
Parnall's CanalPRNL
Parrott's CanalPRRC
Peak Forest CanalPEAK
Pembrey CanalPMBR
Pen-clawdd CanalPNCL
Pen-y-fan CanalPNYF
Penrhiwtyn CanalPNRH
Pensnett CanalPNSN
Perth Canal projectsPRCP
Petworth CanalPTWR
Pidcock's CanalPDCC
Plas Kynaston CanalPLSK
Pocklington CanalPC
Polbrock CanalPLBR
Portsmouth & Arundel CanalP&AC
Portsmouth, Southampton & London Junction CanalPSLJ
Preston Brook Branch (Bridgewater Canal)BGPB
Preston Ship Canal SchemesPSCS
Public Devonshire Canal ProjectPDCP
Reach LodeRCHL
Reading - Monkey Island Canal projectRMIC
Red Jacket CanalRDJC
Retyn and East Wheal Rose schemeREWR
Ribble LinkRBLK
Ripon CanalRIPN
River AdurADUR
River AireAIRE
River AldeALDE
River AncholmeANCH
River AntANT
River ArunARUN
River Avon (Bristol)AVNB
River Avon (Hampshire)AVNH
River Avon (Warwick)AVNW
River BlythBLYT
River BredeBRED
River BrueBRUE
River BureBURE
River CamCAM
River CartCART
River ChetCHET
River ColneCOLN
River CrouchCRCH
River DartDART
River DebenDEBN
River DeeDEE
River DerwentDRWT
River Derwent (Derbyshire)DRWD
River DonDON
River Don (Upper Section)UDON
River FossFOSS
River FoweyFOWY
River FromeFROM
River GippingGRPP
River GlenGLEN
River Great OuseGO
River HambleHAMB
River HullHULL
River HumberHUMB
River IdleIDLE
River Isle and Westport CanalISLE
River ItchenITCH
River IvelIVEL
River Lark (Great Ouse)LARK
River LeeLEE
River Lee - Bow CreekLBC
River LugLUGR
River MedwayMEDW
River MerseyMERS
River NarNAR
River NeneNENE
River Nene Stanground BranchNSGB
River OrwellORWL
River Ouse (Sussex)OS
River Ouse (Yorkshire)OY
River ParrettPRRT
River RibbleRBBL
River RoachROCH
River RodingRODG
River Rother (Eastern)ROTH
River Rother (Western)RTHW
River SalwarpeSLWR
River SevernSEVN
River StortSTRT
River Stour (Kent)STRK
River Stour (Suffolk)STRS
River Stour (Worcestershire)STRW
River SwaleSWLR
River TamarTAMR
River TeesTEES
River TernTERN
River ThamesTHMS
River ThurneTHRN
River ToneTONE
River TrentTRNT
River TyneTYNE
River UreURE
River WansbeckWNSB
River WaveneyWAVN
River WearWEAR
River WeaverWEAV
River Weaver - Old Navigation LineWVON
River WellandWLLN
River WeyWEY
River WharfeWHRF
River WisseyGORW
River Witham NavigationWTHM
River WyeWY
River YareYARE
River YeoYEO
Rochdale CanalRC
Rockland Dyke and Rockland BroadNBRD
Romford CanalRMFR
Royal Military CanalRMC
Rushall Canal (BCN)BCRC
Salford - Wigan Canal projectSWCP
Salisbury & Southampton CanalS&SC
Sankey Brook NavigationSYBN
Scarborough and Whitby Canal schemesSWCS
Scarsdale & High Peak Canal projectSHPC
Sheffield & South Yorkshire NavigationS&SY
Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction CanalSSYN
Sheffield CanalSHFF
Shrewsbury CanalSHRW
Shropshire CanalSHRP
Shropshire Union - Llangollen CanalSULC
Shropshire Union - Middlewich BranchSUMB
Shropshire Union CanalSU
Shropshire Union Dee BranchSUDB
Shropshire Union Main LineSUML
Shropshire Union Montgomery CanalSUMC
Shropshire Union Prees BranchSUPB
Sir John Glynne's CanalSJGC
Sir Nigel Gresley's CanalSNGC
Sleaford NavigationSLFR
Soho Branch Loop LineBCSL
Somerset Coal CanalSMRS
Speedwell LevelSPDW
Spon Lane Locks Branch (BCN)BCSP
St Nicholas Bay Harbour & Caterbury CanalSH&C
St. Columb CanalSTCL
Staffordshire & Worcestershire CanalS&WC
Stainforth & Keadby CanalS&KC
Stalham Dyke (River Ant)NBSD
Stevenston CanalSTVN
Stockton & Darlington Canal ProjectS&DC
Stonebridge DrainWNST
Stort - Cam Canal projectsSCCP
Stourbridge CanalSTRB
Stourbridge Canal - Stourbridge BranchSCSB
Stourbridge Canal - The Fens on Pensnett Chase BranchSCFP
Stourbridge Extension CanalSBEX
Stourbridge, Wolverhampton & Birmingham Junc'n CanalSWBC
Stover CanalSTVR
Stratford upon Avon CanalSUAC
Stratford upon Avon Canal - Kingswood BranchSAKB
Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal)BGSL
Stroudwater CanalSTRD
Swaffham LodeSWFL
Swansea CanalSWNS
Tamar Manure NavigationTMRM
Tame Valley CanalBCTV
Taunton - Uphill Canal projectTUCP
Tavistock CanalTVST
Tees Canal schemesTECS
Tennant CanalTNNT
Thames & Medway CanalTH&M
Thames and Severn CanalT&SC
Thorpe Village Loop (River Yare)NBTV
Titford Canal (BCN)BCTC
Torrington CanalTRRN
Tremadoc CanalTRMD
Trent and Mersey CanalT&MC
Trewyddfa CanalTRWY
Trowse Mills Branch (River Yare)NBTM
Ulverston CanalULVR
Upper AvonUAVN
Vauxhall CanalVXHL
Walsall Branch CanalBCWA
Walsall CanalBCWL
Wandsworth - Croydon Canal projectWCCP
Warwick & Birmingham CanalWKBC
Warwick & Napton CanalWKNC
Weald of Kent Canal projectWKCP
Wednesbury Oak Loop LineBCWO
Wednesbury Old Canal (BCN)BCWB
Went Canal projectWTCP
Wern CanalWERN
West Fen Catchwater DrainWNWC
West Fen DrainWNWF
Western Union Canal projectWUCP
Wey and Arun Junction CanalW&AJ
Whaley Bridge BranchPFWB
Whitby CanalWHTB
Wicken LodeWCKL
Wilts and Berks CanalW&BC
Wimbledon & Wandsworth Canal projectWWCP
Wisbech CanalWSBC
Witham Navigable DrainsWND
Wombridge CanalWMBR
Woodeaves CanalWDVS
Worcester & Gloucester Union Canal projectWGUC
Worcester and Birmingham CanalW&B
Worsley Brook Navigation projectWBNP
Wyrley and Essington Canal (BCN)BCWE

 

Jim Shead Waterways Photographer & Writer
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