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Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Description of Worcester and Birmingham Canal: Runs 30 miles from Worcester Bar (Gas Street Basin, Birmingham) where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations, to Worcester, where it joins the River Severn

History of Worcester and Birmingham Canal: Promoted by Acts of 1791, 1798, 1804, 1808 and 1815. Opened in 1815.
For more details see the History page.

The Tardebigge flight in 1963.

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  • Alvechurch Boat Centres Holiday narrowboat hire from 7 bases. Also boat building and brokerage.
  • Black Prince Holidays Five bases, covering the canal system of England and Wales, with 80 narrowboats for hire.
  • Worcester Vista A general site about Worcester that contains some interesting pages on the local Canals.
  • Viking Afloat Four bases (Worcester, Whitchurch on the Llangollen Canal, Rugby and Gailey) hiring narrowboats.
  • Away 2 canal Birmingham canal public trip boats. Enjoy a one hour canal trip out into the country from Birmingham city centre. A fully heated public canal trip boat with a catering facility including a bar and toilets.
  • Worcester and Birmingham Canal Society Well presented and interesting canal society pages.
  • Wychcraft Traditional crafts of the English canals at Hanbury Wharf in Worcestershire. A one stop shop for traditional Roses and Castles canal painting, signwriting, and interior boat design and fit.
  • Eagle and Sun A pub by Hanbury Wharf and Junction on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
  • Canal Boat Holidays Canal boats to sleep 4 or to sleep 6, depending on the size of boat from seven bases.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Worcester and Birmingham Canal: Length 71 foot 6 inches, 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

Worcester and Birmingham Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Worcester Bar, Gas Street Basin

Junction with BCN Main Line Birmingham Canal Navigations junction

0

0

N

SP062865

139

Bridge No 86

A4540 road to city centre

0.6

0

N

SP060859

139

Edgbaston Tunnel

1.1

0

N

SP054852

139

Edgbaston Bridge No 84

1.8

0

N

SP050843

139

University Bridge No 82

2.4

0

N

SP044836

139

Selly Oak Station Bridge No 80

Former junction with Dudley Canal Line No 2

3

0

N

SP043827

139

Bridge No 78

3.8

0

N

SP048820

139

Stirchley Street Bridge No 77

Bournville Station

4

0

N

SP051809

139

King's Norton Junction

Junction with Stratford upon Avon Canal Stratford-on-Avon Canal junction and Bridge No 72

5.5

0

N

SP053793

139

Kings Norton Tunnel (North end)

West Hill Tunnel

6.5

0

N

SP047779

139

Kings Norton Tunnel (South end)

West Hill Tunnel

8

0

N

SP035758

139

Hopwood Bridge No 67

Hopwood House Inn

8.8

0

N

SP020748

139

Bittell Arm and Lower Bittell Resevoir

Arm to Upper Bittell Resevoir

9.5

0

N

SP020742

139

Cooper's Hill Wharf Bridge No 64

10.5

0

N

SP020730

139

Alvechurch Bridge No 60

Alvechurch Boat Centre

11.3

0

N

SP021721

139

Shortwood Tunnel (East end)

12.3

0

N

SP015706

139

Tardebigge Old Wharf

Dartline Boatyard

13.3

0

N

SO999701

139

Tardebigge Tunnel (North end)

13.5

0

N

SO998698

139

Tardebigge Top Lock No 58

Tardebigge flight lock Nos 29 to 58

14.1

1

N

SO995692

139

Tardebigge Lock No 57

Bridge No 55

14.6

2

N

SO988689

139

Tardebigge Lock No 50

Bridge No 54

15

9

N

SO984685

139

Tardebigge Lock No 41

Half-way House Bridge No 51

15.5

18

N

SO975682

139

Tardebigge Bottom Lock No 29

Queens Head Inn

16.4

30

N

SO962679

150

Stoke Prior Top Lock No 28

Bridge No 47

16.5

31

N

SO961677

150

Stoke Prior Bottom Lock No 23

Stoke Wharf and Boatyard

17.3

36

N

SO952670

150

Stoke Salt Works Bridge No 42

18

36

N

SO943663

150

Astwood Top Lock No 22

18.5

37

N

SO940655

150

Astwood Bottom Lock No 17

19.3

42

N

SO934644

150

Summer Hill Bridge No 36

20.1

42

N

SO928634

150

Hanbury Junction

Junction with Droitwich Junction Canal Droitwich Junction Canal junction and B4090 road bridge No 35

20.8

42

N

SO922629

150

Hammonds Bridge No 32

21.5

42

N

SO918617

150

Dunhampstead Tunnel

22.3

42

N

SO918603

150

Oddingley Bridge No 27

23.3

42

N

SO916590

150

Tibberton Bridge No 25

24.3

42

N

SO905581

150

Offerton Top Lock No 16

Tibberton Locks

25.3

43

N

SO897580

150

Offerton Bottom Lock No 11

Tibberton Locks

25.9

48

N

SO888577

150

Tolladine Lock No 10

26

49

N

SO877576

150

Blackpole Lock No 9

26.6

50

N

SO869576

150

Astwood Bridge No 15

Locks Nos 7 and 8

27.8

51

N

SO856570

150

Gregory's Mill Locks Nos 5 and 6

Gregory's Mill Bridge No 13

28

54

N

SO850565

150

Bridge Inn, Bridge No 9

Lowesmoore Basin, Boatyard

29

54

N

SO853553

150

Blockhouse Lock No 4

29.3

55

N

SO854546

150

Sidbury Lock No 3

Kings Head Lock

29.4

56

N

SO852544

150

Diglis Locks Nos 1 & 2, Diglis Basin

Junction with River Severn River Severn junction

30

58

N

SO848538

150

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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