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Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal

Description of Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal: This 17.5 mile branch runs from Etruria, where it joins the Trent and Mersey main line, to Froghall Basin

History of Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal: Opened in 1779.The section from Hazelhurst to Froghall became un-navigable in 1961and was fully reoppened for navigation in 1974.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal: Before 1841 the Caldon branch had a three lock staircase at Hazelhurst, then the course of the canal was changed so that the main line went under the Leek branch, as it does today, and three new separate locks were built.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Trent and Mersey Canal

Froghall Wharf and Basin

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal: Length 72 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

Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Etruria Junction

Junction with Trent and Mersey Canal Trent and Mersey main line junction

0

0

N

SJ871469

118

Etruria Staircase Locks Nos 1 and 2

Etruria Wharf

0.3

2

N

SJ873467

118

Planet Lock No 3

Caldon Place Lock

0.8

3

N

SJ878464

118

Hanley Park Bridge No 5B

1.1

3

N

SJ885463

118

Ivy House Lift Bridge No 11

2.3

3

N

SJ893472

118

Abbey Farm Bridge No 15

3.9

3

N

SJ901491

118

Milton Bridge No 18

Milton village

4.8

3

N

SJ902501

118

Engine Lock No 4

Bridge No 20

5.5

4

N

SJ900513

118

Heakley Hall Bridge No 22

5.9

4

N

SJ903517

118

Stockton Brook Bottom Lock No 5

Waterworks Lock

6.5

5

N

SJ912520

118

Stockton Brook Lock No 6

Fens Lock

6.6

6

N

SJ914520

118

Stockton Brook Lock No 7

Railway Lock

6.9

7

N

SJ917519

118

Stockton Brook Top Lock No 9

7

9

N

SJ918518

118

Endon Basin

7.9

9

N

SJ925527

118

Park Lane Bridge No 31

Endon village half a mile west

8.6

9

N

SJ933536

118

Hazelhurst Junction

Junction with Leek Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal Leek Branch junction

9.5

9

N

SJ947537

118

Hazelhurst Bottom Lock No 12

9.8

12

N

SJ950536

118

Hollybush Bridge No 38

Hollybush Inn, Denford

10

12

N

SJ961535

118

Cheddleton Locks Nos 13 and 14

Cheddleton Bridge No 42

11.3

14

N

SJ974524

118

Woods Lock No 15

Bridge No 45

12

15

N

SJ981514

118

Oak Meadow Ford Lock No 16

Churnet Lock, junction with River Churnet

13.5

16

N

SJ988501

118

River Churnet Junction

14.8

16

N

SJ999491

118

Flint Mill Lock No 17

Consall Lock

15

17

N

SK004484

119

Froghall Tunnel

16.9

17

N

SK024474

128

Froghall Basin

End of navigation

17.1

17

N

SK027477

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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