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Dudley Canal Line No 1

Description of Dudley Canal Line No 1: From Tipton Junction, on the BCN Old Main Line, to Stourbridge Canal.

History of Dudley Canal Line No 1: Started in 1776, under the direction of Thomas Dadford Senior and opened in 1779. It was extended to the Birmingham Canal via Dudley Tunnel in 1792 (under Act of 1785). From Tipon Junction, through Dudley Tunnel, to Park Head Locks officially closed in 1962. Dudley Canal Tunnel Preservation Society formed on 1 January 1964, and provided boat trips through the tunnel. In January 1972 Dudley Borough Council agree to contribute half the cost of restoring the canal and in September it was officially reopened.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations

IWA Festival at Windmill End in 1996

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Dudley Canal Line No 1: Length 70 foot, beam 7 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Dudley Canal Line No 1: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Tipton Junction

Junction with Old Main Line (BCN) Junction with the BCN Old Main Line Loop

0

0

N

SO951919

139

Dudley Tunnel (North End)

0.4

0

N

SO947917

139

Park Head Lock No 1

2.1

1

N

SO932890

139

Park Head Junction

Junction with Dudley Canal Line No 2 Junction with Dudley Canal Line No 2, Parkhead Lock No 3, and Top of Blowers Hill Lock No 4.

2.4

3

N

SO933889

139

Brierley Hill Top Lock No 5

4.1

5

N

SO919867

139

Junction with Storbridge Canal

Junction with Stourbridge Canal Close to Delph Lock No 12

4.5

12

N

SO917864

139

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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