We have five historical maps available.
The first shows (more or less) the route actually used. It is dated 1769, some two years before building actually commenced. For further information, click here.
Our second map shows another 1769 map with a proposed route that was rejected. This goes to Gainsborough instead of West Stockwith! For the full story click here.
The third map shows another rejected route. This was the original route idea, going to Bawtry where the canal would have run into the River Idle and thence to the Trent. For further information click here.
Fourthly, we have a 1772 map that is very similar to the first one. For further information, click here.
Fifthly, we have another 1769 map of John Varley’s, but this time of the final route; click here.
Finally, we have a 1770 Jefferys map of John Varley’s route with alterations proposed by John Grundy; click here.