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Stourbridge Canal

Description of Stourbridge Canal: The main line runs 5 miles from Stourton Junction, where it joins the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, to Black Delph, where it joins the BCN Dudley Canal Line No 1. There are also two branches

History of Stourbridge Canal: Promoted by an Act of 1776 and opened in 1779. The IWA Midlands Branch attempt a "canal busting" cruise through the neglected canal in 1959 and in 1962 the IWA National Rally was held at Stourbridge to draw attention to the poor state of the canal. In July 1964 an agreement was reached between the British Waterways Board and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society to restore the sixteen locks using voluntary labour. The Official reopening was on 27 May 1967.
For more details see the History page.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Stourbridge Canal: Length 70 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

Stourbridge Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Stourton Lock No 20 and Stourton Junction

Junction with Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal junction

0

1

N

SO861851

139

Stourton Top Lock No 17

0.3

4

N

SO865852

139

Wordsley Junction

Junction with Stourbridge Canal - Stourbridge Branch Stourbridge Branch junction

2

4

N

SO889861

139

Stourbridge Bottom Lock No 16

2.1

5

N

SO890862

139

Buckpool Bridge

Top of Lock No 4

2.9

17

N

SO901870

139

Leys Junction and Stourbridge Lock No 1

Junction with Stourbridge Canal - The Fens on Pensnett Chase Branch The Fens on Pensnett Chase Branch junction

3.3

20

N

SO905873

139

Brettell Lane Road Bridge

A461

4.4

20

N

SO906862

139

Black Delph Junction

Junction with Dudley Canal Line No 1 Birmingham Canal Navigations, Dudley Canal Line No 1 junction

5.1

20

N

SO917864

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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