Staffordshire and Worcester Canal :: Shared Description

The Staffordshire and Worcester Canal runs for 46 miles (74 km) connecting to the River Severn at the historic Stourport Basins in the town of Stourport and at its northern end, in Staffordshire, it passes the grounds of the Shugborough Estate, before joining the Trent & Mersey Canal. The canal was authorised by an Act of Parliament on 14 May 1766 and engineered by James Brindley. The canal was completed in 1771 for a cost which exceeded the authorised capital, and opened to trade in 1772. Trade declined when the newer Worcester and Birmingham Canal opened in 1815. Although profits fell steadily from the 1860s it remained independent until the canals were nationalised in 1947. In 1959 it was planned to close the canal, but was saved through the efforts of a volunteer group, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society. The canal was re-classified as a cruiseway in 1968, and all of it was declared to be a Conservation Area the following year. This has resulted in historical buildings and structures being retained and improved sympathetically
by Jo Turner
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16 images use this description:

SJ9822 : Narrowboats moored at Tixall Wide by Mat Fascione
SJ9002 : Narrowboat passing under Blaydon Road Bridge No 66 by Mat Fascione
SJ9210 : Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal near Gailey, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9822 : Canal south-east of Tixall in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9210 : Gailey Lock 32 by the A5 Staffs and Worcester Canal by Jo Turner
SJ9621 : Milford Bridge 105, Staffordshire and Worcester Canal by Jo Turner
SJ9722 : Narrowboat on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal by Mat Fascione
SJ9822 : Approaching Tixall Wide in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9822 : Tixall Wide, Staffordshire and Worcester Canal by Jo Turner
SJ9002 : Autherley Junction Shropshire Union Canal with Staffs & Worcester Canal by Jo Turner
SJ9822 : Canal at Tixall Wide in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9822 : Moored narrowboat near Tixall in Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ9823 : Swivel Bridge No 108 by Mat Fascione
SJ9721 : River Sow Aqueduct Staffordshire and Worcester Canal by Jo Turner
SJ9721 : Narrowboats moored along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal by Mat Fascione
SJ9721 : Narrowboats moored next to Tixall Bridge No 106 by Mat Fascione


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Created: Sun, 24 Mar 2013, Updated: Sun, 24 Mar 2013

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