The Pinxton Arm
This arm of the Cromford Canal runs from the northerly end of the Codnor Reservoir at Ironville to the wharf at Pinxton - a distance of some 3 miles.

This part of the Canal is now unfortunately almost completely filled in except for the final section towards Pinxton itself. It also runs across the old open-cast Smotherfly workings, which until very recently were the centre of a long drawn-out planning process. We have now been granted planning permission to restore the canal across this site. Watch here for further developments!

Pinxton Arm Resources

Below are links to a series of resources examining the Pinxton Arm.

Current Photos

The Pinxton Arm

A series of photos showing how
the Pinxton Arm looks today

Colliery Office Bridge

Excavations on Colliery Office Bridge

A series of photos from the excavations carried out on the Colliery Office Bridge in April 2006

Archive photos

Church Bridge in this coloured photo looks VERY rural!

A series of photos from the FCC archives showing how the Pinxton Arm used to look


WRG: A recipe for success

A series of photos from the Waterway Recovery Group camp held on the Pinxton Arm at Christmas 2005

Pinxton Arm Bridges

One of the bridge drawings

A series of drawings of the Pinxton Arm Bridges, made for the Royal Commission Report in 1909