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Coventry Canal

Description of Coventry Canal: Runs from Coventry to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Fradley Junction, except for a 5.5-mile stretch from Fazeley Junction to Huddlesford Junction which is connected by the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

History of Coventry Canal: Promoted by Acts of 1768, 1786 and 1819 and opened in 1790.
For more details see the History page.

Subordinate Waterways of Coventry Canal

Coventry Canal Basin

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Coventry 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

Coventry Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Coventry Basin

Canal Terminus

0

0

N

SP332796

140

Stoke Basin

2

0

N

SP348802

140

Navigation Wharf

2.8

0

N

SP350813

140

New Inn Wharf

4

0

N

SP347830

140

Longford Wharf

A444 road bridge

4.5

0

N

SP350839

140

Hawkesbury Junction

Junction with Oxford Canal (Northern Section) Junction with the Northern Oxford Canal

5.5

0

N

SP362845

140

Bedworth Hill Bridge

Leading to Bedworth Village (half a mile)

6.4

0

N

SP363861

140

Bulkington Lane Bridge

7.3

0

N

SP371867

140

Marston Junction

Junction with Ashby de la Zouch Canal Junction with the Ashby de la Zouch Canal

8.3

0

N

SP368882

140

Griff Arm (disused)

9.3

0

N

SP365895

140

Wharf Inn Bridge No 19

Chilvers Coton

10

0

N

SP362904

140

Boot Bridge No 20

Access Nuneaton Town centre

10.3

0

N

SP359908

140

Wash Lane Bridge No 21

11

0

N

SP350916

140

Midland and Judkin Quarries

11.8

0

N

SP351932

140

Anchor Bridge No 29

13.8

0

N

SP334946

140

Hartshill Wharf

14.3

0

N

SP328952

140

Mancetter Bridge

15.8

0

N

SP314962

140

Atherstone Top Lock No 1

16.5

1

N

SP306975

140

Atherstone Lock No 5

16.9

5

N

SP303980

140

Atherstone Lock No 7

17.5

7

N

SP298984

140

Atherstone Lock No 8

17.9

8

N

SP295990

140

Atherstone Lock No 10

18.4

10

N

SP291997

140

Atherstone Lock No 11

Bottom Lock

18.5

11

N

SP290998

140

Polesworth (Mill Bridge No 53)

21.5

11

N

SK261021

140

Pooley Hall

22.3

11

N

SK259028

140

Alvecote Bridge No 59

23.3

11

N

SK250043

140

Amington (Bridge 66)

Askew Bridge

24

11

N

SK233044

139

Glascote Top Lock No 12

25.5

12

N

SK216032

139

Glascote Bottom Lock No 13

25.6

13

N

SK215030

139

Fazeley Junction

Junction with Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Junction with the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

27

13

N

SK203020

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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