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Waterway's place in Shropshire :
An abandoned Shropshire tub boat canal.
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.
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.
Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Shropshire Union Canal
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