The Droitwich Canals :: Shared Description

The Droitwich Barge Canal from Hawford to Droitwich was opened in 1771 having taken four years to build. James Brindley was the designer and Robert Whitworth the resident engineer (Brindley was busy elsewhere much of the time). The canal needed to accommodate the Severn fourteen foot beam river barges (called trows), so locks and bridges are wide. This became a very busy canal, but its eventual decline was inevitable because of increasing railway competition, and the last boat used the canal in 1918. A trust was formed in 1973, aiming to restore and reopen the canal. This eventually happened in 2010.

The Droitwich Junction Canal was built in 1854 to link Droitwich (and the Barge Canal) to the main canal system at Hanbury, where the Worcester and Birmingham Canal is joined. This canal accommodates narrowboats (seven foot beam) only. The canal closed in the mid 1920s, then was restored and partly rebuilt, and opened in 2011.

Information summarised from the Droitwich Canals Trust site: LinkExternal link
by Roger Kidd
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SO8862 : Roman Way Bridge west of Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8863 : Droitwich Barge Canal near Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8660 : Footbridge at Lock No 7 north of Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8560 : Droitwich Barge Canal by Philip Halling
SO8660 : Droitwich Barge Canal north-west of Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8560 : Egg Lane over the canal near Hawford, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8560 : Linacre Bridge, Droitwich Barge Canal by Stephen McKay
SO8660 : Lock on the Droitwich Canal by Anne Burgess
SO8761 : Droitwich Barge Canal south-east of Droitwich, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8560 : Canal towpath east of Hawford, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8660 : Lock No 5 north of Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9163 : Droitwich Junction Canal by Mat Fascione
SO9263 : Locks along the Droitwich Junction Canal by Mat Fascione
SO8660 : Lock No 7 south-east of Droitwich, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9063 : Droitwich Junction Canal in Droitwich Spa by Mat Fascione
SO8762 : Droitwich Canal at Salearpe by Anne Burgess
SO8963 : Droitwich Canal east of Kidderminster Road by Jaggery
SO8660 : Droitwich Barge Canal north of Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8963 : Vessels on the Droitwich Canal, Droitwich by Jaggery
SO8863 : Bridge No 11 near Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO8761 : Droitwich Barge Canal, Salwarpe by Stephen McKay
SO9063 : Droitwich Barge Canal, Droitwich Spa by Stephen McKay
SO8560 : Egg Lane Bridge and lock near Hawford, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9262 : Hanbury Junction by Mat Fascione
SO8560 : Droitwich Barge Canal near Hawford, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd

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Created: Fri, 31 Jan 2014, Updated: Sun, 2 Feb 2014

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