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A rough, illustrated, guide to the former Caistor Canal in Lincolnshire - and what it looks like today.

By clicking the icon in the top left of the map window, you can select/deselect other options to view or click the icon top right to view full screen.

The photos for this map are also viewable in album form here.

The canal route is shown in blue and Navigation Lane in purple .

The route is largely unobstructed to this day but large sections have disappeared into farmland or been adopted for drainage - which remains an important function. The canal never reached Caistor, due to lack of funding, but Navigation Lane to the south west of the town is an indicator of the route to the completed terminus at Moortown. In all, a surprising amount remains given that the waterway was closed in 1855!

I have found a number of websites with more information on the waterway and its history. The following are just samples.
Follow these links for further information:- All links should open in a new tab.

For a historic map of the route, follow this link and then adjust the transparency on the slider scale to view the present day appearance:
Click Here for Historic Map

The best starting point is probably This Wikipedia entry which has a short history of the canal and explanations of then and now.