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Walsall Canal

Description of Walsall Canal: Runs from Ryders Green Junction on the Wednesbury Old Canal to Walsall.

History of Walsall Canal: Started in 1786 as a branch from the Birmingham canal and reached Walsall in 1799.
For more details see the History page.

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

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Walsall Canal: 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

Walsall Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Riders Green Junction

Junction with Wednesbury Old Canal (BCN) Junction with Wednesbury Old Canal and top of Ryders Green Lock No 1.

0

0

N

SO985917

139

Riders Green Locks (Bottom)

Lock No 8 at Great Bridge and junction with Haines Branch.

0.8

8

N

SO978927

139

Junction with Danks Branch (closed)

1

8

N

SO977930

139

Lower Ocker Branch (closed)

1.3

8

N

SO977932

139

Tame Valley Junction

Junction with Tame Valley Canal Junction with Thame Valley Canal

1.4

8

N

SO976936

139

Gospel Oak Branch (closed)

2

8

N

SO975946

139

Moorcroft Junction

Junction with the derelict Bradley Branch Canal

2.4

8

N

SO973951

139

Bilston Branch (closed)

3.3

8

N

SO965968

139

Willenhall Branch (closed)

3.5

8

N

0

Bug Hole Wharfe

4.3

8

N

0

Darlaston Green Wharf

4.8

8

N

0

Anson Branch

5.1

8

N

SO986977

139

Walsall Junction

Junction with Walsall Branch Canal Junction with Walsall Branch Canal

6.9

8

N

SP005986

139

Walsall Public Wharf

End of canal

7

8

N

SP009986

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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