Coventry Canal (Detached Portion)


The Coventry Canal (Detached Portion) is a narrow canal and is part of the Coventry Canal. It runs for from Fradley Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Burton to Fradley) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Fradley to Great Haywood)) to Whittington Brook (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - along route of Coventry Canal)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 75 feet long and 7 feet and 5 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 5 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 11 inches.

It has a junction with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Lichfield Canal (Under Restoration)) at Huddlesford Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant books - waterway guides:

Fradley Junction
Junction of Coventry Canal (Detached Portion) and Trent and Mersey Canal
Marine Services Dry Dock a few yards 0 locks
Fradley Swingbridge ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Fradley Visitor Moorings (48 hours) 1 furlong 0 locks
New Bridge No 91 3 furlongs 0 locks
Fradley Estate Access Bridge No 90A 1 mile 0 locks
Fradley Bridge No 90 1 mile and 1 furlong 0 locks
Bell Bridge No 89 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bell Pipe Bridge 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Brookhay Pumping Station
Contrary to popular belief there is no water point here. There is quite a pleasant mooring however
1 mile and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Brookhay Bridge No 88 2 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Bears Hay Bridge No 87 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Streethay Bridge No 86
A38 Dual carriageway alongside
2 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Streethay Wharf 3 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
King's Orchard Railway Bridge 3 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
King's Orchard Bridge No 85 3 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Kings Orchard Marina 3 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Stoney Step Bridge No 84 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Fulfen Wood Aqueduct 3 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Huddlesford Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Plough Bridge No 83 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
The Plough PH (Huddlesford) 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Huddlesford Railway Bridge No 82b 3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Huddlesford Junction 4 miles 0 locks
Huddlesford Foot Bridge 4 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bowmans Bridge No 82 4 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Cheadles Bridge No 81 4 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Burton Road Bridge No 80 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Whittington Bridge No 79 4 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Whittington Bridge No 78 5 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Whittington Brook
Junction of B&F with Coventry Canal (Detached Portion)
5 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
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Wikipedia has a page about Coventry Canal

The Coventry Canal is a navigable narrow canal in the Midlands of England.

It starts in Coventry and ends 38 miles (65 km) north at Fradley Junction, just north of Lichfield, where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. It also has connections with the Oxford Canal, the Ashby Canal, and the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.

Some maps show the canal as a northern and a southern section, connected by a stretch of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, but others show the through route all as the Coventry Canal. This reflects a complicated period of ownership and re-leasing when the Coventry Canal company was in financial difficulties during construction.

It runs through or past the towns of Bedworth, Nuneaton, Atherstone, Polesworth and Tamworth. It is navigable for boats up to 21.9 m (72 ft) length, 2.1 m (7 ft) beam and 1.98 m (6 ft 6) headroom. It forms part of the Warwickshire ring.

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Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:12