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Shropshire Union Montgomery Canal

Waterway's place in Shropshire :

From the start of the canal at Frankton Junction, where it connects with the Llangollen Canal, to a point between bridges 92 and 93 at Llanymynech, where it crosses into Powys, the canal is in Shropshire.

Description:

Runs 33 miles, from Frankton Junction, where it joins the Llangollen Canal, to Newtown. Much of this canal is un-navigable and is being restored.

History:

Authorised by an Act of March 1794.

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

Subordinate Waterways:

Top locks, Montgomery Canal

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  • The Montgomery Canal , 1 hour 0 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The price includes a 1 donation to the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust to further the canal's restoration. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

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External Web Sites Related to the Waterway

  • Anglo Welsh A large narrowboat hire company with a good choice of bases and boats.
  • Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust Friends of the Montgomery Canal.
  • Maesbury Marine Services Specialists in building & fitting out high quality narrowboats who can customise any design to your individual requirement.
  • Pete's Montgomery Canal Website The purpose of this website is to bring together up to date items of news, information and interest about the Montgomery Canal.
  • The Shropshire Union Canal Society The Society was formed in 1968 to promote interest in the past, present and future of 158 miles of canal comprising the main line and branches.
  • Bywater Holiday Cruises Hotel based accommodation and travel on horse boat Sian on the Montgomery Canal or live-aboard narrow boat hotel, Rose.
  • Maesbury Canal Festival The festival is sponsored by the Friends of the Montgomery Canal and the Shrewsbury Branch of the Inland Waterways Association.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions: Length 70 foot, beam 6 foot 10 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

The parts of the waterway within Shropshire are highlighted on the Table of Distances below.

Shropshire Union Montgomery Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

From the start of the canal at Frankton Junction, where it connects with the Llangollen Canal, to a point between bridges 92 and 93 at Llanymynech, where it crosses into Powys, the canal is in Shropshire.

Frankton Junction

Junction with Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal

Llangollen Canal junction

0

0

N

SJ370318

126

Frankton Bottom Lock No 4

Lockgate Bridge and Weston Branch junction

0.5

4

N

SJ368319

126

Rednal

3.1

5

N

SJ351277

126

Queens Head Inn

4.1

5

N

SJ339268

126

Aston Lock No 7

4.9

8

N

SJ328257

126

Maesbury

6.1

8

N

SJ313250

126

Redwith

7.4

8

N

SJ301241

126

Crickheath

8.1

8

U

SJ291234

126

Waen Wen

9

8

U

SJ284229

126

Pant

9.4

8

U

SJ277223

126

Llanymynech

Short navigable length with trip boat.

10.5

8

N

SJ266210

126

Wall's Bridge

Wharf and Warehouse

10.9

8

U

SJ262207

126

Carreghofa Locks Nos 8 and 9

11.5

10

U

SJ253202

126

Newbridge

12

10

U

SJ255194

126

Clopton's Wharf

13

10

U

0

Mardu

14.1

10

U

0

Arddleen

15.3

10

N

0

Guilsfield Branch Junction

Guilsfield Branch unnavigable

15.8

10

N

0

Burgedin Locks No 10 and 11

15.9

12

N

0

Gwernfellen

16.3

12

N

0

Bank Lock No 12

17.3

13

N

0

Cabin Lock No 13

17.5

14

N

0

Crowther Hall Lock No 14

17.9

15

N

0

Pool Quay Lock No 15

18.3

16

N

0

Moors Lift Bridge

Buttington Wharf

20.1

16

N

0

Welshpool Lock No 16

21.6

17

N

0

Whitehouse Bridge

A483 culverted bridge - limit of navigation

22.5

17

N

0

Belan Locks Nos 17 and 18

23

19

U

0

Brithdir Lock No 19

25.8

20

U

0

Berriew Lock No 20

26.3

21

U

0

Berriew Aqueduct

26.8

21

U

0

Efail fach

26.9

21

U

0

Redgate

27.4

21

U

0

Garthmyl

27.8

21

U

0

Bunker's Hill

29.1

21

U

0

Pennant Dingle

29.9

21

U

0

Brynderwen Lock No 21

30.8

22

U

0

Byles Lock No 22

31.3

23

U

0

Newhouse Lock No 23

31.8

24

U

0

Aberbechan

32.6

24

U

0

Newtown Pumping Station

33

24

U

0

Newtown Canal Basin

Canal Terminus

33.5

24

U

0

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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