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Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal

Description of Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal: Links the BCN Main Line with the Dudley Canal, via Netherton Tunnel.

History of Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal: Built to relieve pressure on the Old Dudley Tunnel. The first sod of the Branch was turned by Lord Ward on the last day of 1855. Opened on 20 August 1858.
For more details see the History page.

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

Looking from Dudley Port Junction to Netherton Tunnel

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Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Dudley Port Junction

Junction with BCN Main Line Junction with the BCN Main Line.

0

0

N

SO972916

139

Netherton Tunnel (North end)

0.5

0

N

SO967908

139

Windmill End Junction

Junction with Dudley Canal Line No 2 Junction with the Dudley Canal

2.9

0

N

SO953882

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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