Bank Newton

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Canal lock at Bank Newton

Bank Newton is a civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 47. At the 2011 Census the population of the civil parish remained less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Gargrave.

It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Skipton and is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal; there are six locks on the canal at Bank Newton. In 2016, as part of the canal's bicentuary, lock number 38 was officially renamed the 'Mike Clarke Lock' in commemoration to the president of 'The Leeds and Liverpool Society' Mike Clarke.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canal historian honoured with lock naming ceremony". Canal & River Trust. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 

Coordinates: 53°58′26″N 2°08′02″W / 53.974°N 2.134°W / 53.974; -2.134