Dearne and Dove Canal Wath

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Dearne and Dove Canal

Coal mining must have become an important industry towards the end of the 18th Century.

The Dearne and Dove Canal, which was opened in stages from 1798 to 1804 was built to transport fuel from the local collieries on the southern side of the Dearne Valley to markets in the rest of Britain.

The canal passed through the town just to the north of the High Street on a large embankment and then turned north into the Dearne valley: a wide section known locally as the ‘Bay of Biscay’.

The canal finally closed in 1961 after many years unused and in poor repair. Much of the line of the canal in the town has since been used for new roads; one called ‘Biscay Way’.


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