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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SJ6931 : Canal in Woodseaves Cutting, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ6451 : Canal gate at Marsh Lane bridge by Stephen Craven
SJ4365 : Quarry Bridge, Shropshire Union Canal by Stephen McKay
SJ8021 : Machins Barn Bridge near Gnosall Heat, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ8318 : Castle Cutting Bridge near Church Eaton in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ6452 : Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ6542 : Audlem locks: looking down the flight from lock 4 by Christopher Hilton
SJ5360 : Wharton Lock Shropshire Union Canal by Jo Turner
SJ4564 : South east from Egg Bridge, Waverton by John S Turner
SJ7725 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost at Old Lea by Mat Fascione
SJ7327 : West along the Shropshire Union Canal by Mat Fascione
SJ6640 : Shropshire Union Canal south of Adderley Pool Bridge (bridge 73) by Christopher Hilton
SJ7526 : Canal approaching Knighton Wharf in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ4273 : Shropshire Union Canal, View from Picton Lane by David Dixon
SJ5360 : Shropshire Union Canal, near Bates Mill Bridge by Stephen McKay
SJ7824 : High Bridge 39 Shropshire Union Canal by Jo Turner
SJ7129 : Shropshire Union Canal near Cheswardine in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ8021 : Shropshire Union Canal west of Gnosall, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ7427 : Shropshire Union Canal near Knighton in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ6640 : Shropshire Union Canal between Audlem and Adderley by Christopher Hilton
SJ3967 : Shropshire Union Canal at Abbot's Mead by Mat Fascione
SJ7526 : Shropshire Union Canal milepost near Shebdon Wharf by Mat Fascione
SJ6543 : Former lock-keeper's cottage in Audlem, Cheshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ7227 : Moored narrowboats next to New Brighton Bridge No 51 by Mat Fascione
SJ7825 : Narrowboats in Grub Street Cutting by Stephen McKay

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

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