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Chesterfield Canal

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From River Trent at West Stockwith to Chesterfield, 45.5 miles with 65 locks

1861 The Shireoaks Colliery Co reached agreement with Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, as owners of the Chesterfield Canal, for a short link to serve the colliery and to ship coal to the River Trent.

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