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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SP3480 : Stoke Heath Basin by Stephen McKay
SK2103 : Glascote Top Lock near Tamworth, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3584 : Under the M6 by Anne Burgess
SP3097 : Atherstone Top Lock and cottage, Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3684 : Coventry Canal, Hawkesbury Junction by Stephen McKay
SK2103 : Approaching Glascote Locks in Kettlebrook, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SP3379 : Coventry Canal by Alan Murray-Rust
SP3689 : Coventry Canal, Hill Top by Stephen McKay
SP3483 : Judd's Lane Bridge by Anne Burgess
SK2002 : Canal signpost: Fazeley Junction by Stephen McKay
SP2999 : Atherstone Bottom Lock, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SP3480 : Approaching Priestley's Bridge, Coventry Canal by Alan Murray-Rust
SP3584 : The Best of Both Worlds by Anne Burgess
SP3394 : Bridge 30, Coventry Canal by David P Howard
SP3097 : Atherstone Locks No.3  1978 by Alan Murray-Rust
SP3480 : Priestley's Bridge #4 by Gerald England
SK2800 : Coventry Canal, Bradley Green by Stephen McKay
SP3684 : Hawkesbury Junction  1978  3 by Alan Murray-Rust
SP3394 : Bridge 30 Coventry Canal by David P Howard
SK1410 : Coventry Canal east of Streethay in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SP2999 : Whitley Bridge, Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SP3591 : Moorings on the Coventry Canal near Nuneaton, Warwickshire by Roger  Kidd
SP2998 : 'Flair' on the Coventry Canal by Stephen McKay
SP3097 : Fuchsia by the towpath by Stephen McKay
SK1608 : Coventry Canal, Whittington by Stephen McKay

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

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