CANAL TUNNEL (Georgian to 21st Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 70632 90506 (36m by 133m)
Map sheet SK79SW
District Bassetlaw
Locality Drakeholes
Civil Parish Wiseton, Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Everton, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The most impressive feature (on the Chesterfield Canal, 1771-7) is Drakeholes tunnel, 154yds (140.14m) long. There is a wharf at the S end of the tunnel. As there is no towing path through it, boats had to be legged through. (1)
Drakeholes Tunnel is one of the earliest broad canal tunnels. [It] is situated on an acute bend on the Chesterfield Canal. (2)
Named 'Tunnel'. (3)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

3 BW print, inc J16, KK16A, SMR

<1> Patrick A, 1975, Canals in Nottinghamshire (Monograph). SNT50.

<2> Palmer M & Neaverson P, 1992, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands, p 47 (Monograph). SNT5.

<3> Sanderson G, 1836, Nottinghamshire - 1in (Map). SNT47.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Monograph: Patrick A. 1975. Canals in Nottinghamshire. NCC.
  • <2> Monograph: Palmer M & Neaverson P. 1992. Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands. Phillimore & Co Ltd. p 47.
  • <3> Map: Sanderson G. 1836. Nottinghamshire - 1in.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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