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Waterways of Wrexham

Navigable Rivers and Canals within Wrexham

Pontcysylite Aqueduct on the Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal.

Ellesmere Canal

Waterway's place in Wrexham :

The sections that were built are now in Denbighshire, Wrexham, Shropshire and Cheshire.

Waterway Description:

A canal that was never wholly completed the two major sections now being part of the Shropshire Union Canal.

History:

Authorised by an Act of 1793, the Chester to Ellesmere Port section completed in 1795, and the navigable feeder from Trevor to the Dee at Llantisilo completed what is now the Llangollen Canal in 1808.

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Plas Kynaston Canal

Waterway's place in Wrexham :

An abandoned canal in Wrexham.

Waterway Description:

Was a 5 furlong private canal from works at Plas Kynaston, near Cefn-mawr, to Trevor basin where it joined the Ellesmere Canal.

History:

Authorised in 1820 and opened about 10 years later. Closed in 1914.

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Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal

Waterway's place in Wrexham :

From half a mile after Prees Branch Junction, where the canal crosses into Wrexham from Shropshire, to a point between Clapping Gate Bridge No 49 and Hampton Bank Bridge No 50, where the canal crosses back into Shropshire, the canal is in Wrexham.

From Chirk Aqueduct, where the canal crosses back into Wrexham from Shropshire, to a point after the Ruabon Branch Junction, where the canal crosses into Denbighshire, the canal is in Wrexham.

Waterway Description:

Runs 46 miles from Llantysilio Bridge, near Llangollen, to Hurleston Junction, where it joins the Shropshire Union main line

History:

Promoted by Acts of 1793 and 1796.

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