Hereford and Gloucester Canal


The Hereford and Gloucester Canal is a narrow canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for through 23 locks from Hereford (which is a dead end) to Over Junction (where it joins the River Severn (Maisemore Channel - Northern Section) and the River Severn (Maisemore Channel - Southern Section)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 70 feet long and 8 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

Notable features of the waterway include: Oxenhall Tunnel, Ashperton Tunnel and Aylestone Tunnel

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "under restoration"

Site of terminal basins
Widemarsh Street Bridge
Site of canal bridge marked by a plaque
¾ furlongs 0 locks
Aylestone Tunnel (West end) 5 furlongs 0 locks
Alyestone Tunnel (East end) 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Aylestone Park Slipway 1 mile and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Roman Road Bridge 1 mile and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Hereford - Worcester Railway Bridge 2 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Barrs Lock
Currently filled in
7 miles and 6¾ furlongs 2 locks
Crews' Pitch Bridge 8 miles and 4½ furlongs 3 locks
Crews' Pitch Wharf 8 miles and 4¾ furlongs 3 locks
Monkhide Skew Bridge
Built by Stephen Ballard in 1843 to take a minor no through road over the canal. Rather than simply build it at right angles to the canal he went to all the trouble with stability etc in building the most skewed canal bridge in Britain.
8 miles and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Hospital Bridge, Monkhide 9 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
Middle Court Bridge, Monkhide 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 3 locks
Monksbury Court Accommodation Bridge
Canal has been filled in at this point
9 miles and 4 furlongs 3 locks
Ashperton Tunnel (Western Portal) 12 miles and 1½ furlongs 3 locks
Ashperton Tunnel (Eastern Portal) 12 miles and 3½ furlongs 3 locks
Boyce Court Bridge 21 miles and 7¾ furlongs 11 locks
Oxenhall Tunnel (Western Portal) 22 miles and 2 furlongs 11 locks
Oxenhall Tunnel (Eastern Portal) 23 miles and 6¼ furlongs 11 locks
Cold Harbour Lane Bridge 24 miles 11 locks
Coal Branch Lock (Top Lock) 24 miles and 4¾ furlongs 11 locks
Double Locks
Destroyed by Gloucester-Ledbury railway
28 miles and 1½ furlongs 19 locks
Rudford Lock
Destroyed by Gloucester-Ledbury railway
31 miles and 3 furlongs 21 locks
Over Canal Basin 33 miles and 7¾ furlongs 22 locks
Over Junction Lock 33 miles and 7¾ furlongs 22 locks
Over Junction
Junction with the currently closed Hereford and Gloucester Canal
34 miles and ¼ furlongs 23 locks
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The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal (sometimes known as the Hereford and Gloucester Canal) is a canal in the west of England, which ran from Hereford to Gloucester, where it linked to the River Severn. It was opened in two phases in 1798 and 1845, and closed in 1881, when the southern section was used for the course of the Ledbury and Gloucester Railway. It is the subject of an active restoration scheme.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Hereford and Gloucester Canal
[Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal] [Ledbury Town Halt railway station] [Ashperton] [Waterway restoration] [Ocle Pychard] [James Walker (engineer)] [Hereford Road Skew Bridge] [Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust] [Skew arch] [Dymock]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:27