Historic Maps and Plans of Inland Navigation




Canalmaps ref. B367
Waterway Wakefield and Ferrybridge Canal (Proposed)
Title (1)Map of the several communications between the Rivers Mersey and Humber  (2)Map of the proposed Canal from Wakefield to Ferrybridge with branches, one to connect the Barnsley Canal, the other to Scott Lane.
Description Two maps on one sheet as part of a prospectus.
Date 1827
Names J. Walker, Land Surveyor, Wakefield
Scale (1) 10 miles/inch  (2) 0.75 miles/inch
Size in inches 17 x 13
Medium/format Lithographed on paper folded into letterpress folio.  Modern conservation.
Source Prospectus of the Wakefield and Ferrybridge Canal
Notes Proposals for a canal bypassing the Aire & Calder Navigation which was vigorously opposed and did not proceed.  It did however prompt the A&CN into major improvements to their own antiquated waterway.