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Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch

Description of Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch: Runs 10 miles from Barbridge Junction, where it joins the Shropshire Union Main Line, to Wardle Lock, Middlewich, where it joins the Trent & Mersey Canal

History of Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch: Promoted By Act of 1827. The last 20 yards of the canal, including Wardle Lock, was once part of the Trent & Mersey, known as the Wardle Lock Branch, or Wardle Canal.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Shropshire Union Canal

Minshull Lock, Middlewich Branch

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch: 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

Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Barbridge Junction

Junction with Shropshire Union Main Line Shropshire Union Main Line junction

0

0

N

SJ613570

118

Cholmondeston Lock No 1

Cholmondeston Bridge No 5

1.4

1

N

SJ633576

118

Brickyard Bridge No 6

Egerton's Bridge

2.9

1

N

SJ648584

118

Minshull Lock No 2

3

2

N

SJ654585

118

River Weaver Aqueduct

3.8

2

N

SJ664589

118

Minshull Mill Bridge No 14

Church Minshull a quarter of a mile west

4.9

2

N

SJ671606

118

Wimboldsley Bridge No 21

7

2

N

SJ677633

118

Clive Green Bridge No 24

8

2

N

SJ681650

118

Stanthorne Lock No 3

Stanthorne Bridge No 27

9.1

3

N

SJ692657

118

Wardle Lock No 4

Junction with Trent and Mersey Canal Trent & Mersey Canal Junction and Bridge

10

4

N

SJ706657

118

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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