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Ashby de la Zouch Canal

Description of Ashby de la Zouch Canal: Attractive and historical countryside which includes Bosworth Field. Runs from Snarestone to Marston Junction on the Coventry Canal

History of Ashby de la Zouch Canal: Promoted by an Act of 1794 Opened from Marston to Moira in 1804.The section from Moira to north of Snarestone was abandoned in 1956 under the BTC Act.
For more details see the History page.

Stoke Golding Wharf on the Ashby Canal

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Ashby de la Zouch Canal: Length 72 feet, beam 7feet. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Ashby de la Zouch Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Marston Junction

Junction with Coventry Canal Junction with the Coventry Canal and Marston Stop Lock (now converted to stop gate)

0

0

N

SP368882

140

Railway Bridge

Trent Valley Line

0.8

0

N

SP378888

140

Burton Hastings

3

0

N

SP406899

140

Limekiln Bridge No 15

Watling Street, Warwickshire, Leicestershire boarder.

5

0

N

SP412923

140

Hinckley Brickyard

Inn and village nearby

5.6

0

N

SP408933

140

Higham-on-the-Hill Bridge No 21

7.5

0

N

SP397954

140

Stoke Golding Wharf

8.8

0

N

SP392973

140

Shenton Station

For the site of the Battle of Bosworth

13

0

N

SK395004

140

Bosworth Wharf Bridge No 42

Market Bosworth one mile

14.9

0

N

SK392032

140

Carlton Bridge No 44

Sence Brook is just north of the bridge

15.8

0

N

SK388043

140

Congerstone Bridge No 47

Small village with inn

17.1

0

N

SK372055

140

Shackerstone

small village

18.3

0

N

SK376068

140

SnarestonTunnel

Snarstone Village is over the top of the tunnel

21

0

N

SK343094

128

Head of navigation

Just beyond bridge 61

21.8

0

N

SK348107

128

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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