Site Home What's On
Wakefield City Sandal Magna Battle of Wakefield Nevison The Highwayman Wakefield District Further Afield
Links - General Charles Waterton Book Shelf
Overtown Miscellany - Barnsley Canal
Barnsley Canal Main Page
BARNSLEY CANAL - SMITHIES CANAL & THE FLEETS
From Old Mill Lane Bridge to Tinker's Bridge

 Navigate the Barnsley Canal pages by using the 'Related Pages' menu on the right. The principal pages are listed north to south from the River Calder to Barnsley.


Interactive map of Smithies Canal and The Fleets.

■ Click here for a diagram of the Barnsley Canal route.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Click on the pictures to enlarge.


Click to enlarge
Diagram of the Barnsley Canal between its junction with the Dearne & Dove Canal at Barnsley Aqueduct and Barnby Basin (from Wikipedia).
Click to enlarge
Sketch map of Smithies Canal and The Fleets. (1)
Click to enlarge
1. Part of the route by Canal Street.
[01 Feb 2012]
Click to enlarge
2. This field lies to the west of the Fleets, the Honeywell area is to the right. The canal is filled in but there is a public footpath (Dearne Valley Way) to Old Mill and Dearne Valley Park. Photographed from Smithies Lane.
[22 Jul 2011]
Click to enlarge
3. The Keel Inn on Canal Street was once adjacent to the Barnsley Canal. The canal is sadly no more but the pub still thrives. Find out more about the pub at Barnsley CAMRA*. Cheers!
(* Accessed 22 Aug 2018)
Click to enlarge
4. Ducks making good use of one of the anglers' platforms at the Fleets.
[22 Jul 2011]
Click to enlarge
5. The Fleets, south of Smithy Bridge and just upstream from the Old Mill.
[22 Jul 2011]
Click to enlarge
6. View along Smithies Lane to the south-west. The canal once crossed Smithies Lane at this point. To the right (heading towards Smithy Green and Barugh), part of the canal is in water; to the left (past the Fleets towards Old Mill), the canal has been filled in.
[22 Jul 2011]


Click to enlarge
7. View northeastwards of Smithies Lane towards Smithy Bridge and the River Dearne. The pub's car park encroaches upon the route of the canal.
[22 Jul 2011]
Click to enlarge.
8. The Fleets pub-grill closed a few years ago and the building stood derelict for a while until Barnsley College took it over as a sports training facility.
[Nick Lyons, 2016]
Click to enlarge.
9. Smithies Lane in 2016..
[Nick Lyons, 2016]
Click to enlarge
10. Smithies Canal - a pleasant stretch of the canal. The towing path forms part of the Dearne Valley Way.
[22 Jul 2011]
Click to enlarge
11. A former wharf on the south-west bank of the canal at Smithies.
[22 Jul 2011]
Click to enlarge
12. Tinker's Bridge, built of steel and wood on the old stone abutments. It was restored in 1987. (2)
[22 Jul 2011]
Click to enlarge
13. Smithies Canal, view to the southwest towards the Croft Farm area.
[22 Jul 2011]

Barnsley, Dearne and Dove Canals Trust
Find out more about the Barnsley Canal and The Dearne and Dove Canal at the Barnsley, Dearne and Dove Canals Trust.
(* Accessed 23 Aug 2018)



Industrial Vandalism at Stairfoot
At Stairfoot, a developer who destroyed a section of the Dearne & Dove Canal has been ordered to reinstate it.
Read the story in the Barnsley Chronicle, 5th February, 2016.
(Accessed 23 Aug 2018)

The Barnsley, Dearne and Dove Canals Trust described the developer's action as "Vandalism on an industrial scale" in its Newsletter, February 2016..
Read more (pdf).








 Visit the Bookshelf.



OVERTOWN MISCELLANY (overtown.org.uk)  
© J. S. Sargent, 1997 - 2018.  All rights reserved.  
• About this site  • Contact  
Barnsley Cana Main Page.