Certificate no 2058
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Cowley
Vessel type Leeds & Liverpool Longboat
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1936
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
14.50 feet (4.42 m)
Length: Overall
73.00 feet (22.27 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1936 by W J Yarwood of Northwich, PARBOLD is a Leeds & Liverpool longboat of steel construction. Her first owner was recorded as Ainscough and she was used to carry grain on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal continuously until 1960 - she was then the last horse drawn vessel in commercial use. She was found abandoned at Bedford by her present owners and purchased by them in 1996. After one year in dry dock and 6 months in wet dock she re-emerged into her new life as a houseboat.

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