The Shropshire Union Canal :: Shared Description

The Shropshire Union Canal (from Autherley to Nantwich) was engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1835. There are long straight sections of this canal which required either embankments or cuttings to avoid the need for locks. Although this was a more difficult procedure, the end route was shorter and the progress for horse drawn working boats could be maintained with (hopefully) no stoppages. The canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) was opened at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.

The current Shroppie north of Nantwich was formerly the Chester Canal, opened in 1779, and has wider locks and bridges. Boats up to nine feet in beam can still navigate this section; Telford's canal accommodates only narrowboats up to seven feet in beam.
by Roger Kidd
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SJ5360 : Shropshire Union Canal, by Bate's Mill Bridge by Stephen McKay
SJ8316 : Canal at High Onn Wharf in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ8710 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost by Mat Fascione
SJ4066 : Chester: the bridge over the canal at Northgate by Christopher Hilton
SJ6834 : Leaving Market Drayton by Stephen McKay
SJ5559 : Shropshire Union Canal east of Beeston Iron Lock by David Smith
SJ6351 : Green Lane canal bridge by Stephen Craven
SJ7725 : Bullock's Bridge No 43 by Mat Fascione
SJ6353 : Acton Bridge north-west of Nantwich in Cheshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ6452 : Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich, Cheshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ8220 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Gnosall Heath by Mat Fascione
SJ4166 : Shropshire Union Canal above Hoole Lane Lock by Stephen McKay
SJ6452 : South along the Shropshire Union Canal, Nantwich by Brian Robert Marshall
SJ8907 : Shropshire Union Canal near Chillington Wharf by Mat Fascione
SJ6352 : Nantwich Junction by Stephen McKay
SJ8612 : Lapley Wood Bridge near Wheaton Aston in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ7824 : High Bridge 39 Shropshire Union Canal by Jo Turner
SJ8710 : Stretton Boatyard along the Shropshire Union Canal by Mat Fascione
SJ7823 : Tree lined cutting along the Shropshire Union Canal by Mat Fascione
SJ8218 : Cowley Double Road Bridge by Stephen McKay
SJ8317 : Oscote Barn Bridge No 28 by Mat Fascione
SJ6446 : Rainbow at Coole Lane Bridge, Coole Pilate, Shropshire Union Canal by Christopher Hilton
SJ8021 : Stop lock on the Shropshire Union Canal by Mat Fascione
SJ8807 : Milepost near Avenue Bridge No 10 by Mat Fascione
SJ7327 : Canal south of Soudley in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd

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Created: Wed, 8 Feb 2012, Updated: Thu, 23 Feb 2012

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