HLF Grant for Pocklington Canal Project15 January 2014
A project to protect important wildlife habitats and repair the 200 year-old Church Bridge on the Pocklington Canal has received a boost with an HLF Stage 1 grant of £47,100. The money will help the project team, CRT in partnership with the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership, East Riding Council, the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society and Natural England, to develop plans to support an application for a full grant of almost £500,000.
The Pocklington Canal, which runs from the river Derwent at East Cottingwith to Canal Head, near Pocklington, is an important canal both ecologically and historically. Almost the entire length runs through Special Areas of Conservation and Sites of Special Scientific Interest and all nine locks and four bridges are either Grade II listed or designated as Ancient Monuments. The canal is also remarkable in that it is in a near 'as built' state, with few signs of development over the past two centuries.
Photo: Gardham Lock, Pocklington Canal (courtesy of John Ellis)