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Wyrley and Essington Canal (BCN)

Description of Wyrley and Essington Canal (BCN): Runs from Horseley Fields Junction, on the BCN Main Line, to the Junction with the Anglesey Branch.

History of Wyrley and Essington Canal (BCN): Originally the canal carried on from Anglesey Junction, past Lichfield, to join the Coventry Canal at Huddlesford. The canal was opened throughout in 1797.
For more details see the History page.

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

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Wyrley and Essington Canal (BCN): Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Horseley Fields

Junction with BCN Main Line Junction with the BCN Main Line

0

0

N

SO924985

139

Heath Town Wharf

0.9

0

N

SO932996

139

Wednesfield Junction

Junction with the Bentley Canal

1.3

0

N

SO937999

139

Sneyd Junction

Junction with the closed Sneyd and Wyrley Branch Canal.

6.3

0

N

SJ985019

139

Birchills Junction

Junction with Walsall Branch Canal Junction with the Walsall Branch Canal

8

0

N

SK002000

139

Lord Hay's Canal Branch (closed)

Junction north of Little Bloxwich.

11.9

0

N

SK008042

139

Pelsall Junction

Junction with Cannock Extension Canal (BCN) Junction with Cannock Extension Canal

12.9

0

N

SK019043

139

Catshill Junction

Junction with Daw End Branch Canal (BCN) Junction with the Daw End Branch Canal

15.4

0

N

SK049047

139

Junction with Anglesey Branch

Junction with Anglesey Branch Ogley Lock No1 not usable.

16.4

0

N

SK057059

139

Huddlesford Junction

The start point for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Project.

23.5

7

U

SK151094

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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