Coventry Canal :: Shared Description

The Coventry Canal enabling Act was passed in 1768 to connect Coventry with the Trent and Mersey Canal. Coventry to Bedworth was completed in 1769 for the revenue earning coal traffic but by 1771 when the canal reached Atherstone all authorised capital had been spent and James Brindley the first engineer was sacked. The canal didn't reach Fazeley, 12 miles short of its intended terminus, until 1790. The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal continued along the proposed line of the Coventry Canal to Whittington brook. The Trent and Mersey Canal (Grand Trunk Canal Co.) completed the section to Fradley and later sold it to the Coventry Canal which explains the disjointed section. It was one of the most profitable canals ever built in Britain paying dividends up to 1947. Coventry basin to Fradley junction is 38 miles with 13 locks.
by Jo Turner
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SP3098 : Narrowboats at Atherstone Lock No 5, Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SK2002 : Coventry Canal, Fazeley by Stephen McKay
SP2998 : Atherstone Lock 6, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SK1413 : The Coventry canal near Fradley in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3097 : Lock No 4 at Atherstone in Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SP2998 : Atherstone Lock 7, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SP3394 : Coventry Canal by David P Howard
SP2999 : Whittington Bridge north-west of Atherstone in Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SK1511 : Coventry Canal near South Fradley in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3098 : Atherstone Lock 5, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SP2999 : Atherstone Bottom Lock, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SP3098 : Bridge 43, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SP3686 : Narrowboat at Bedworth Hill Bridge in Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3098 : Coventry Canal in Atherstone, Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SK2602 : Coventry Canal at Polesworth in Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SK1608 : Canalside house in Whittington, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3098 : Coventry Canal, Atherstone by Stephen McKay
SP3295 : Glebe Farm Bridge south of Mancetter in Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SK1608 : Bridge 79, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SP3097 : Coventry Canal, Atherstone by Stephen McKay
SK1410 : Canal east of Streethay in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3097 : Atherstone Top Lock, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SK2602 : Coventry Canal east of Polesworth in Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3097 : Atherstone Top Lock, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SK2103 : Approaching Glascote Locks in Kettlebrook, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd

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Created: Sun, 2 Sep 2012, Updated: Sun, 2 Sep 2012

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