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Waterways of Shropshire

Shrewsbury Canal

Waterway's place in Shropshire :

An abandoned Shropshire tub boat canal.

Description:

Was a 17 mile, 11 lock, tub-boat canal from Shrewsbury to the Donnington Wood Canal, via a mile of the Wombridge Canal, which the company purchased, and an inclined plane which they built to connect to it. Later the Newport Branch was added.

History:

Authorised by an Act of 1793, opened in 1797, Newport Branch open in 1835, became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846.

For more details see the History page

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

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