The Barnsley Canal

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Photo highlights of the Barnsley Canal

A virtual journey along the BarnsleyCanal

The history of the Barnsley Canal

also see Dearne and Dove Canal

Also on Pennine Waterways:

Aire and Calder Navigation

Calder and Hebble Navigation

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Rochdale Canal

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Waterways in Manchester and Salford

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Barnsley Canal

The Barnsley Canal ran from the Aire and Calder Navigation, east of Wakefield, to Barugh, via Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK.

It was 16 miles long and had 20 locks and had a junction near Barnsley with the Dearne and Dove Canal.

The canal closed in 1953 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

Canals of the Aire and Calder Navigation

by Mike Taylor

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation

by Mike Taylor

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