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Waterways of Shropshire

Wombridge Canal

Waterway's place in Shropshire :

An abandoned Shropshire canal.

Description:

Was a 1 mile 3 furlong level private tub-boat canal built to take coal and ironstone from Wombridge to furnaces at Donnington Wood.

History:

Probably completed in 1788 and most of the line sold to the Shrewsbury Canal Company in 1792, the rest being abandoned during the early 19th century.

For more details see the History page

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Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Shrewsbury Canal

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