Stainforth and Keadby Canal

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  • It lies on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal and has a railway station.
  • Large numbers of boats were built beside the Stainforth and Keadby Canal.
  • Coal brought into the region by the Stainforth and Keadby Canal led to a fall in the demand for peat as a fuel.
  • The Stainforth and Keadby Canal and Crowle railway station are at the southern edge of Ealand.
  • The line ran from Thorne on the north bank of the Stainforth and Keadby Canal to Keadby.
  • The station and other railway associated facilities were situated on the west bank of the River Trent to the north of the point where the Stainforth and Keadby Canal passed through a lock to access the river.
  • The last bridge over the river is at Keadby where it is joined both by the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, and also by the River Torne.
  • Further north, the two peat bogs were separated by the completion in 1802 of the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, running in an east-west direction between the two.
  • The Stainforth and Keadby Canal cut across the region in 1802, providing some transport facilities, but the coming of the railway age resulted in calls for railways to be built to carry the agricultural produce to market.
  • After protracted negotiations, they absorbed the Stainforth and Keadby Canal in 1849.
  • Also nearby is the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, which is part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.
  • This first section is now generally considered to be part of the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, although it was originally part of the Don Navigation as far as Stainforth Lock.
  • Keadby's economic significance lies in that it was chosen as the destination for the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, opened in 1802.
  • The first was the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, which had been proposed by the Don Navigation shareholders in 1792.
  • Peat for export from the moors was taken to the Stainforth and Keadby Canal by cart.
  • There are canal locks at the point where the Stainforth and Keadby Canal connects with the River Trent in Keadby.
  • It was then left at Goole and was unused for eight years, but has been bought and was undergoing restoration on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal in 2011.
  • Thorne lies east of the River Don, on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, and is located at approximately, at an elevation of around above sea level, on the Yorkshire side of the border with Lincolnshire.
  • However, most of the tracks were retained and operated as a long siding, to allow it to be used to carry heavy parts from Keadby Power Station across the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, as the bridge on the A161 road could not support the weight.
  • The Dutch River reverted almost entirely to its original drainage function, and Stainforth lock, which connected it to the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, was closed in 1939.
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