Certificate no 2841
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Shropshire Union Canal
Vessel type Butty
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Harland & Wolff Ltd, Woolwich
Built in 1936
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 0
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
71.50 feet (21.79 m)
Breadth: Beam
6.83 feet (2.08 m)
Air Draft
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Tonnage: Gross


BAKEWELL is a narrow boat butty built by Harland & Wolff, Woolwich in 1936 and is a vessel of steel riveted construction. She was delivered to the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company in November 1936 paired with the motor BLETCHLEY. The vessel was one of the last to be working, being engaged on the famous traffic of transporting lime pulp to Roses Wharf at Boxmoor until the late 1960s.

She then served with Union Canal Carriers as part of their camping boat fleet until she was sold into private ownership in 1985.

Key dates

  • 1936

    Built by Harland & Wolff, Woolwich

  • 1948

    Ownership passed to British Waterways Board

  • 1985

    Sold into private ownership

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