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AIRE & CALDER NAVIGATION - FAIRIES HILL TO CASTLEFORD

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Wood Nook Lock at the Altofts end of Broadreach (or Calder) Cut. The lock is near Fairies Hill Cut, now used as private moorings. This lock is a Listed Building*.
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IoE Number: 437046
Date listed: 09 October 1987
Images of England*.
[Photographed September 2011.
* Accessed 23 Nov 2018.]

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The narrowboats are heading upstream towards the photographer. The railway in the background is the North Midland line between Leeds and Derby, opened in 1840. (1)
[September 2011]

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The Fairies Hill Cut, is now used as private moorings. Through traffic travels via the nearby Wood Nook Lock on the Calder Cut.
[September 2011]

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Moorings at Fairies Hill.
[September 2011]

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Moorings at Fairies Hill. The disused section is visible through the railway bridge.
[September 2011]

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Moorings at Fairies Hill, viewed from the disused section of the old cut.
[September 2011]

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The Lafarge Jetty on the Aire and Calder Navigation.
[September 2011]

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The Lafarge Jetty and Fairies Hill on the Aire and Calder Navigation.
[September 2011]

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The entrance to Fairies Hill Moorings.
[September 2011.]

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A disused railway bridge west of Methley Bridge (Barnsdale Road).
[September 2011]

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Leisurely progress on the River Calder heading downstream towards Castleford.
[September 2011]

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View upstream from Castleford Flood Lock of the confluence of the Rivers Calder (on left) and the River Aire. Both rivers are navigable at this point.
[September 2011]

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River Aire, view downstream towards Castleford and the confluence with the River Calder (right) with Castleford Flood Lock on the left.
[September 2011]

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Castleford Junction, both branches of the navigation meet here at the confluence of the Rivers Calder and Aire.
[September 2011]


The Aire & Calder Navigation

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Read more about Wakefield's canals
in Wakefield Canal Trail
by John Goodchild,
Wakefield Historical Publications.
(ISBN 0-901869-22-8).


Links
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Sources
1. Wakefield Canal Trail, John Goodchild, Wakefield Historical Publications, 1985. ISBN 0 901869 22 8.

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