Virtual Journey - Barnsley to Barugh (8)

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Barnsley Canal
The canal route continues along the right hand edge of a field, with a boggy area showing the former canal bed.
Barnsley Canal
Continuing westwards. In the distance can be seen the railway embankment beyond which the flight of five locks at Barugh started. The first lock was immediately after the railway. The five locks and the canal beyond were abandoned in 1893 because the cost of maintenance exceeded the income generated by that part of the canal, as most of the trade had been lost to the railways.
Barnsley Canal
Looking back from near the railway embankment. This was the terminus of the canal from 1893 to 1953.
Barnsley Canal route, Barugh
Looking north-east from Dearne Hill Road in Low Barugh from the site of the road bridge across the canal. The second lock in the Barugh flight was situated roughly where the pair of semi-detached houses now stand.
Barnsley Canal route, Barugh
Dearne Hill Road in Low Barugh. Only the slight hump and kink in the road now indicate where the canal bridge once stood. The third lock in the flight was adjacent to the road on the left hand side.
Barnsley Canal route, Barugh
Looking westwards from the site of Barugh Bridge, Barnsley Road, Low Barugh. This shows the site of the top lock. Beyond here, the canal continued for another mile to Barnby Basin. The first section of the route is now a drive to a building called "Canal View"! Beyond that the route is blocked bythe M1 motorway. Barnby Basin was the location of an interchange between the canal and a waggonway from Silkstone Colliery. Several of the buidings that surrounded the basin still remain.
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