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Pocklington Canal

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Yorkshire

1815 Act of Parliament was passed on 25 May, which authorised the newly-formed Pocklington Canal Company to raise £32,000 by issuing shares; an extra £10,000 was required, either by subscription from the shareholders or by mortgaging the works.

Surveyor and engineer was George Leather

The canal was started from the River Derwent. The section to Hagg Bridge opened in August 1816

1818 the canal opened. From the River Derwent towards Pocklington, 9.5 miles with 9 locks.

1848 The York and North Midland Railway bought the canal; the railway had an obligation to keep the canal open.

1850s trade declined

1890s the upper reaches were not usable.

1932 trade on the canal came to an end

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Sources of Information

  • IWA website
  • Wikipedia [1]