Stratford Canal (Northern Section)

The Stratford Canal (Northern Section) is a narrow canal and is part of the Stratford Canal. It runs for 13 miles and ½ furlongs through 20 locks from Lapworth Junction South (where it joins the Stratford Canal (Lapworth Link) and the Stratford Canal (South Section)) to King's Norton Junction (where it joins the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Birmingham to King's Norton) and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Basin to King's Norton Junction)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 6 feet. The maximum draught is not known.

It has a junction with the Stratford Canal (Kingswood Branch) at Lapworth Junction North.

Notable features of the waterway include: Brandwood Tunnel, Lapworth Locks (upper) and Lapworth Locks (middle)

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Lapworth Junction South
Lapworth Lock No 21
Between the two branches to Kingswood junction
½ furlongs 0 locks
Lapworth Junction North ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Lapworth Lock No 19 1 furlong 1 lock
Old Warwick Road No 35 1½ furlongs 2 locks
Lapworth Lock No 18 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Lapworth Lock No 17 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Lapworth Lock No 16 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Lapworth Lock No 15 3 furlongs 5 locks
Bird in Hand Bridge No 34 3¼ furlongs 6 locks
Lapworth Pipe Bridge 4½ furlongs 6 locks
Lapworth Turnover Bridge No 33 4½ furlongs 6 locks
Lapworth Lock No 14
Bottom lock of Lapworth Flight
4½ furlongs 6 locks
Lapworth Lock No 13 5 furlongs 7 locks
Lapworth Wharf 5¼ furlongs 8 locks
Lapworth Lock No 12 5¼ furlongs 8 locks
Lapworth Lock No 11 5¾ furlongs 9 locks
Lapworth Lock No 10 6 furlongs 10 locks
Lapworth Lock No 9 6½ furlongs 11 locks
Lapworth Lock No 8 6¾ furlongs 12 locks
Lapworth Turnover Bridge No 32 7 furlongs 13 locks
Lapworth Lock No 7 7¼ furlongs 13 locks
Lapworth Lock No 6
Top lock of thick of Lapworth Flight
7¾ furlongs 14 locks
Pinners Bridge No 31 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 15 locks
Lapworth Lock No 5 1 mile and 3¼ furlongs 15 locks
Lapworth Cricket Club Bridge No 30 1 mile and 3¾ furlongs 16 locks
Lapworth Lock No 4 1 mile and 3¾ furlongs 16 locks
Lapworth Lock No 3 1 mile and 5½ furlongs 17 locks
Church Lane Bridge No 29 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 18 locks
Lapworth Top Lock No 2 1 mile and 6½ furlongs 18 locks
Drawbridge Farm Draw Bridge No 28 2 miles and ½ furlongs 19 locks
Wharf Lane Bridge Winding Hole 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 19 locks
Wharf Lane Bridge No 27 2 miles and 2¾ furlongs 19 locks
Swallow Wharf
Home of Swallow Cruisers
2 miles and 3 furlongs 19 locks
Sand Farm Draw Bridge No 26 2 miles and 4¾ furlongs 19 locks
Hockley Heath Bridge No 25 2 miles and 7½ furlongs 19 locks
Wharf Tavern 2 miles and 7½ furlongs 19 locks
Hockley Heath Wharf 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 19 locks
Big Spring Coppice Bridge No 24 3 miles and 3½ furlongs 19 locks
Ashford Lane Bridge No 23 3 miles and 5½ furlongs 19 locks
Rotherham's Oak Winding Hole 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 19 locks
Rotherham's Oak Bridge No 22 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 19 locks
Tinkers Lane Bridge No 21 4 miles and 3 furlongs 19 locks
M42 Motorway Bridge 4 miles and 4 furlongs 19 locks
Dyers Lane Bridge No 20 4 miles and 5 furlongs 19 locks
Blue Bell Cider House 4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 19 locks
Blue Bell Bridge No 19 5 miles 19 locks
Waring's Green Bridge No 18 5 miles and 2¾ furlongs 19 locks
Salter Street Bridge No 17 5 miles and 4 furlongs 19 locks
Earlswood Reservoir Pipe Bridge 5 miles and 5¼ furlongs 19 locks
Earlswood Reservoir Narrows No 2 5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 19 locks
Earlswood Reservoir Narrows 6 miles 19 locks
Earlswood Reservoir Feeder
Earlswood Motor Yacht Club moorings (arm is 400yds long)
6 miles and ¼ furlongs 19 locks
Lady Lane Bridge No 16 6 miles and ¾ furlongs 19 locks
Braggs Farm Bridge No 15 6 miles and 3¼ furlongs 19 locks
Dickens Heath Village Arm
Not navigable
6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 19 locks
Dickens Heath Village Footbridge No 14 6 miles and 6 furlongs 19 locks
Jerrings Hall Farm Footbridge No 13 7 miles and 1 furlong 19 locks
Three Maypoles Bridge No 12 7 miles and 2¼ furlongs 19 locks
Tythe Barn Lane Bridge No 11 7 miles and 3¾ furlongs 19 locks
Whitlocks End Farm Bridge No 10 7 miles and 5¾ furlongs 19 locks
Tyburn Farm Winding Hole 7 miles and 7¾ furlongs 19 locks
Dicken's Heath Narrows 8 miles and ¾ furlongs 19 locks
Whitlocks End Railway Bridge 8 miles and 2½ furlongs 19 locks
Haslucks Green Road Bridge No 9 8 miles and 3¼ furlongs 19 locks
Drawbridge Inn 8 miles and 4½ furlongs 19 locks
Shirley Drawbridge No 8 8 miles and 4¾ furlongs 19 locks
Major's Green Aqueduct 8 miles and 6 furlongs 19 locks
Peterbrook Rise Narrows 8 miles and 7¾ furlongs 19 locks
Solihull High Street Bridge No 7 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 19 locks
Yardley Wood Bridge No 6 9 miles and 7¾ furlongs 19 locks
School Road Pipes Bridge 9 miles and 7¾ furlongs 19 locks
Warstock Bridge No 5 10 miles and 2½ furlongs 19 locks
Yardley Wood Visitor Moorings 10 miles and 2¾ furlongs 19 locks
Yardley Wood Winding Hole 10 miles and 3 furlongs 19 locks
Yardley Wood Water Point 10 miles and 3 furlongs 19 locks
Yardley Wood Pipe Bridge 10 miles and 4¾ furlongs 19 locks
Warstock Lane Bridge No 4 10 miles and 4¾ furlongs 19 locks
Lyons Boatyard 10 miles and 7¾ furlongs 19 locks
Limekiln Arm
Side arm by the pub
11 miles and ¾ furlongs 19 locks
Limekiln Lane Bridge No 3 11 miles and 1 furlong 19 locks
Millpool Hill Pipe Bridge 11 miles and 1¼ furlongs 19 locks
Brandwood Tunnel (East end) 11 miles and 7½ furlongs 19 locks
Brandwood Tunnel (West end) 12 miles and 1 furlong 19 locks
Brandwood Pipe Bridge 12 miles and 1½ furlongs 19 locks
King's Norton Swing Bridge No 2
Dismantled.
12 miles and 4¾ furlongs 19 locks
King's Norton Stop Lock No 1
A unique, guillotine gated, stop lock normally left open
12 miles and 7¼ furlongs 19 locks
Broad Meadow Lane Bridge No 1 12 miles and 7¼ furlongs 20 locks
King's Norton Junction
Junction of Stratford and Worcester and Birmingham Canals
13 miles and ½ furlongs 20 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Stratford Canal

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is a canal in the south Midlands of England. The canal, which was built between 1793 and 1816, runs for 25.5 miles (41.0 km) in total, and consists of two sections. The dividing line is at Kingswood Junction, which gives access to the Grand Union Canal. Following acquisition by a railway company in 1856, it gradually declined, the southern section being un-navigable by 1945, and the northern section little better.

The northern section was the setting for a high-profile campaign by the fledgling Inland Waterways Association in 1947, involving the right of navigation under Tunnel Lane bridge, which required the Great Western Railway to jack it up in order to allow boats to pass. These actions saved the section from closure. The southern section was restored by the National Trust between 1961 and 1964, after an attempt to close it was thwarted. The revived canal was re-opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and responsibility for it was transferred to British Waterways in 1988.

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