Worcester and Birmingham Canal :: Shared Description

The 29 mile canal from the River Severn at Worcester climbs 428 feet through 58 locks to the Gas Street Basin Birmingham. The 30 locks at Tardebigge are one of the largest flight of locks in Europe. The canal was surveyed by Josiah Clowes and John Snape and had a number of engineers. Began in 1792 at Birmingham the final 16 miles was opened in December 1815. The canal was prevented from connection to the BCN (Birmingham Canal Navigation) until 1815 when an Act allowed the creation of a stop lock and the water level was raised by 6" to minimise loss of water from the BCN. The lock gates have now been removed. The canal continues as an important part of the leisure cruising industry forming part of both the Stourport Ring (74 miles, 105 locks) and the Avon Ring (109 miles, 129 locks).
by Jo Turner
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SP0579 : Motor Museum Bridge, Worcester and Birmingham Canal by Jo Turner
SP0481 : Cadbury World by Jo Turner
SP0585 : The Vale Footbridge Bridge No 84A Worcester and Birmingham Canal by Jo Turner
SP0585 : Worcester and Birmingham Canal to Edgbaston Tunnel by Jo Turner


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Created: Sat, 1 Sep 2012, Updated: Sat, 1 Sep 2012

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