The Dearne and Dove Canal

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Photo highlights of the Dearne and Dove Canal

A virtual journey along the Dearne and DoveCanal

The history of the Dearne and Dove Canal

also see Barnsley Canal

Also on Pennine Waterways:

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

Aire and Calder Navigation

Calder and Hebble Navigation

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Rochdale Canal

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Waterways in Manchester and Salford

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Dearne and Dove Canal

The Dearne and Dove Canal ran from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, at Swinton, to Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK.

It was 10 miles long plus two branches. It had 19 locks including the stop lock at Barnsley, plus 6 on the Elsecar Branch.

The canal closed in stages following many problems with mining subsidence. The Barnsley Dearne and Dove Canals Trust is seeking to re-open the canal.

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These related books are available from - follow links for details:

The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire: Wakefield to Swinton

by Roger Glister
photographic history of the Barnsley Canal and the Dearne and Dove Canal

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

by Mike Taylor

Canals of the Aire and Calder Navigation

by Mike Taylor

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