St Pancras Yacht Basin

St Pancras Yacht Basin was built by the Midland Railway in 1869 to load canal barges with coal brought by the railway, mainly from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It fell into disuse and, after the coal drops were dismantled, it was re-opened in 1958 for pleasure craft.


This image from "The Engineer" newspaper of August 1869 shows a profile of the coal dock and the design of the coal drops. and remains of rail structures that crossed the basin.


Celebration of the re-opening of St Pancras Yacht Basin, 1958



St Pancras Basin seen through the relocated and rebuilt gasholder