Record Details

NHER Number:29856
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bure Navigation Canal

Summary

This canal linking Aylsham to Coltishall was constructed between 1775 and 1778, with various later alterations. It closed in 1928.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2275 2446
Map Sheet:TG22SW
Parish:AYLSHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
BRAMPTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
BURGH AND TUTTINGTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
COLTISHALL, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
HORSTEAD WITH STANNINGHALL, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Part of Bure Navigation, built in 1775 to avoid Burgh Mill.
Still intact in 1993, with a ruined lock at centre.
E. Rose (NAU), 26 July 1993.

Bure navigation canal opened in stages from 1775 to 1778 from Aylsham Staithe to Coltishall, partly by improving the existing river, partly by a series of parallel canals most of which have since become the main river course. Burgh Lock Cut was open by 1775. The New Cut east of Oxnead is a later addition of 1851, and Hautbois New Cut is of 1852. It was closed in 1928.
See (S1).
D. Gurney (NLA), 23 January 2001.

Monument Types

  • CANAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LOCK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Thesis: Watts, M.E.. 2005. The Landscape of the Aylsham Navigation, Norfolk..
---Publication: Spooner, S.. 2012. Sail and Storm - the Aylsham Navigation.
<S1>Article in serial: Best, D.. 2001. NIAS Journal. 7, 1. pp 53-74.

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