The following books are specifically about the Chesterfield Canal

The Waterways Revolution – From the Peaks to the Trent 1768 – 1778
Christine Richardson: 1992: ISBN 1-85421-161-7
287 pages: indexed.  The planning and construction, and the people involved

Minutes of the Chesterfield Canal Company, 1771-80
Edited by Christine Richardson: Introduction by Philip Riden: 1996: ISBN 0-946324-20-4:
Published by the Derbyshire Record Society: 238 pages: indexed by People, Places, Subjects:
Transcript of the only surviving Minute Book of the Company: National Archives: RAIL 817/1

Chesterfield Canal – Boat Registers
Transcribed by Christine Richardson: 1997: ISBN 1-872776-48-5
105 pages: indexed by boatmen’s surnames
Transcript of three registers of boats on the canal  –  1795 (Derbyshire),
1878-1880 (Chesterfield), 1880-1930 (Retford)

Upgate and Downgate – Working the Chesterfield Canal in the 1930s
Ernest (Boatie) Clark (and illustrations): 2000: ISBN 1-874718-54-7
192 pages: memories of commercial boating on the canal and the Trent

Yorkshire Stone to London – To Create the Houses of Parliament
Christine Richardson: 2007: ISBN 978-0-9552609-2-6: 36 pages
Stone carried, by water, from Kiveton Park to Westminster, 1840s

Norwood Tunnel – Four Centuries of Challenge
Christine Richardson: 2009: ISBN 978-0-9552609-6-4: 36 pages

Chesterfield History Nuggets
Christine Richardson: 2006: ISBN 978-0-9552609-1-9: 44 pages
Six short items on different aspects of the canal’s history

The Cuckoo, magazine of the Chesterfield Canal Trust

Lock Key, magazine of the Retford & Worksop Boat Club