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Waterway's place in Shropshire :
A canal that runs from the West Midlands through Shopshire and Cheshire
A 39.5 mile and 26 lock canal linking the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal at Autherley to the Ellesmere & Chester Canal at Nantwich. Now part of the Shropshire Union Main Line.
Authorised by an Act of 1826, completed in 1835.
For more details see the History page.
Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Shropshire Union Canal