The Chesterfield Canal
James Brindley carried out the survey and obtained the act for this canal. Construction of the canal commenced in 1771 and the route was 46 miles long running from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, to the Trent. Brindley predicted that the canal would be finished by 1776, but in fact it was completed a year later in 1777 five years after Brindleys death. The canal carried coal, lime and lead from Derbyshire, which is very rich in minerals.