Virtual Journey - Royston to Barnsley (4)

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Monk Bretton, Barnsley Canal
The curve of the footpath indicates the approxinate route of the canal. In the background are the glass works and Monk Terrace, Monk Bretton.
Littleworth, Barnsley Canal
Looking south towards Littleworth Lane along the approximate line of the canal. The remains of the canal will be about 25 feet below present ground level. In this area were the Newbridge Bleach Works and Bleach Croft Bridge.
Littleworth, Barnsley Canal
Looking back towards Burton Road. It was somewhere in this area that a major breach occurred in 1946, with 53 million gallons of water escaping, which led to the application to abandon the canal being made the following year.
Littleworth, Barnsley Canal
Looking north from Littleworth Lane, Monk Bretton, towards Burton Road. The canal curved round to the left here.
Littleworth, Barnsley Canal
Looking south from Littleworth Lane. The footpath runs along the line of the canal.
Littleworth, Barnsley Canal
Looking back towards Littleworth Lane.
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