Canal boats

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This is a backup of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and remains unavailable.

The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.

Examples of canal boat records
Record title Years covered WYAS office Collection reference number
Calder and Hebble Navigation Company canal boat register 1793-1828 Calderdale HAS/B:6/11
Knottingley vessels registered at Goole and Hull: transcripts and indexes 19th century Wakefield C885
Canal boat register for Wakefield 1878-1943 Wakefield WWD5 [B185]
Volume of inspections for Wakefield c1878-1965 Wakefield WWD5 [B185]
Volume of contraventions of regulations for Wakefield c1878-1965 Wakefield WWD5 [B185]
Certificates of registration of canal boats as dwellings (Wakefield) 1879-1927 Wakefield C574/2
Return of boats at Stanley Ferry 1913-1940 Wakefield C299/1/7/1/4
Aire and Calder Navigation, Particulars of Boatmen 1919-1957 Wakefield C299/1/7/1/2
Register of canal boats (Bradford) 1926-1941 Bradford 37D80
Canal boat register for Knottingley 1948-1967 Wakefield WWD5 [B185]
Compartment boat contracts (Aire and Calder) 20th century Wakefield C299/1/5 section

Please also consult our online catalogue for other boat and canal records.