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Waterway's place in Shropshire :
This abandoned tub boat canal was entirely within Shropshire.
Was a 1.5 mile private tub-boat canal for the transport of coal from Oakengates to furnaces at Ketley, Shropshire.
Completed in 1788 and, because of the sharp incline and water shortages, included a 73 foot inclined plane, the first on an English canal.
For more details see the History page.