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Dudley Canal Line No 2

Description of Dudley Canal Line No 2: Runs from Parkhead Junction, with the Dudley Canal Line No 1, to Coombeswood. The canal originally went on to join the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Selly Oak. The closed section contains the 3,795 yard Lappal Tunnel.

History of Dudley Canal Line No 2: This extension to the Dudley Canal was authorised in 1793 and completed in 1798.
For more details see the History page.

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

Related Books of Dudley Canal Line No 2

Related External Web Sites of Dudley Canal Line No 2

  • Lapal Canal The Lapal Canal Trust, PO Box 5236, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3NN, UK.
  • IWA's 1996 National Rally Trip on the Canals by Narrowboat to the IWA's National Rally at Windmill End, Netherton/Dudley.

Related Cruising Logs of Dudley Canal Line No 2

Other Related Pages of Dudley Canal Line No 2

Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Dudley Canal Line No 2: 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 2: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Park Head Junction

Junction with Dudley Canal Line No 1 Junction with the Dudley Canal Line No 1.

0

0

N

SO933888

139

Blackbrook Junction

Junction with the closed Two Lock Line Canal.

0.8

0

N

SO933879

139

Primrose Hill Wharf

1.6

0

N

SO944873

139

Southern Junction with Bumble Hole Branch Canal

2.4

0

N

SO951880

139

Windmill End Junction

Junction with Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal Junction with the Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal. Northern Junction with the Bumble Hole Branch Canal (now closed).

2.6

0

N

SO953882

139

Rowley Wharf

4

0

N

SO961865

139

Gosty Hill Tunnel (North end)

Old Hill

4.4

0

N

SO966858

139

Coombeswood

The end of navigation

5

0

U

SO972850

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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