Catalogue description Weaver Navigation

This record is held by Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Details of LNW
Reference: LNW
Title: Weaver Navigation

River Weaver Series


Minute books and Indexes


Finance and Works Committee Minute Books and Indexes


General Annual Account Books


Ganeral ledgers and Indexes


Works Ledgers and Indexes


Debtors' Ledgers and Indexes


Tonnage Journals


Tonnage Account books


'Amount of the River Weaver Tonnage Bills


Northwich Tonnage Books of Goods and Coals


Draft Northwich Tonnage Books of Goods and Coals


Northwich Tonnage Books of Rock and White Salt


Draft Northwich Tonnage Books of Rock and White Salt


Northwich Excise Cheque Books


Northwich Casual Tonnage Books


Winsford Early Tonnage Books


Winsford Tonnage books of Goods and Coals


Draft Winsford Tonnage Books of Goods and Coals


Winsford Tonnage Books of White Salt


Draft Winsford Tonnage Books of White Salt


Anderton Lift and Transhipping Journals


Weston Journal and Index


Storekeeper's Book Outward


Main Wage Accounts


General Repairs, Wages Books


Wage Accounts for Particular Works


Wages of Extra Labourers


Accounts, Estimates and specific Tradesmens' accounts


Foremens' Weekly Reports


Weekly Dredging Returns


Accounts and Correspondence with Anderton Lift Office


Miscellaneous records




Stock and share certificates


Canal boat registration certificates


Insurance policies


Papers re Trustees appointments


Miscellaneous papers


Registers of weighed flats


Counsel's Opinions

Date: 1721 - 1943
Related material:

Further material relating to the Navigation will be found amongst the Quarter Sessions records, County Council records and the papers of Messrs Chambers & Co of Northwich, (ref DCN) who were solicitors to the Trustees for many years.


A full account of the origin and development of the Navigation is given in T S Willan The Navigation of the River Weaver in the Eighteenth Century (Chetham Society, Third Series, vol III, 1951).

Held by: Cheshire Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Weaver River Navigation Commissioners

Weaver Navigation Trustees

Physical description: 457 vols, 29 gatherings, 50 bdls, 58 items
Access conditions:

All records are open for research, but may be subject to several days' notice to retrieve from offsite storage; please contact the Record Office

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited by the Trustees of the Weaver Navigation in January 1948 after previous inspection at the Navigation Offices, Northwich, on behalf of the county Council and the National Register of Archives (ACC 45).


An additional collection of records relating chiefly to the Engineer's and Works departments of the Navigation was discovered at the old Navigation Trustees' Offices, Navigation Road, Northwich in 1980 and deposited by British Waterways Board (Acc 2767).

  • Northwich, Cheshire
  • Winsford, Cheshire
  • Anderton, Cheshire
  • Weston, Runcorn, Cheshire
  • River Weaver, Cheshire
  • Weaver Navigation, Cheshire
  • Canal companies
  • Canal construction
  • Navigation
  • Transport infrastructure
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