Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook)

The Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook) is a narrow canal and is part of the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line). It runs for 16 miles and 7¼ furlongs through 5 locks from Middlewich Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (Wardle Lock Branch)) to Preston Brook (where it joins the Bridgewater Canal (Preston Brook Branch)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 10 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has a junction with the Anderton Lift at Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey).

Notable features of the waterway include: Middlewich Locks, Barnton Tunnel, Saltersford Tunnel and Preston Brook Tunnel

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant books - waterway maps:

Relevant books - waterway guides:

 
 
 
Middlewich Junction
Junction of Trent and Mersey Canal Main Line with Wardle Lock Branch leading to Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch
Carillon Dock ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Wrights Bridge No 169 ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Middlewich Top Wharf
Home of Middlewich Narrowboats
½ furlongs 0 locks
Middlewich Top Lock No 72 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Middlewich Dry Dock 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Middlewich Lock No 73
Sharp bend from lock 73 into 72
1¾ furlongs 1 lock
Middlewich Bottom Lock No 74 2 furlongs 2 locks
Andersen Boats Wharf
Home of Andersen Hire Boats
2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Middlewich Town Wharf 3 furlongs 3 locks
Middlewich Bridge No 172
Middlewich Town Centre
3¼ furlongs 3 locks
Middlewich Visitor Moorings (main line)
48 hour moorings
3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Middlewich Winding Hole 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Newton Brewery Inn 4¾ furlongs 3 locks
The Big Lock PH 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Middlewich Big Lock No 75 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Big Lock Footbridge No 172A 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Harbutt's Field Winding Hole 7 furlongs 4 locks
Croxton Lane Bridge No 173 1 mile and ½ furlongs 4 locks
Middlewich Household Rubbish and Recycling Centre
Oil bank and oil filter disposal centre with own mooring
1 mile and 1 furlong 4 locks
Croxton Aqueduct
River Dane Crossing
1 mile and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Flint Mill Bridge No 175 1 mile and 2¾ furlongs 4 locks
Croxton Flash 1 mile and 3¾ furlongs 4 locks
Hell's Kitchen Bridge No 176 2 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Bramble Cuttings
48 hour visitor moorings
2 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Murder Bridge No 177 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Richardson's Bridge No 178 3 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Lodge Bridge No 179 3 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Railway Bridge No 180A 4 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Whatcroft Flash 4 miles and 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Billinge Green Flash 4 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Billinge Green Bridge No 181 4 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Park Farm Marina (Davenham) 5 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Billinge Green Pipe Bridges 5 miles and 1 furlong 4 locks
Orchard Marina 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Mort's Bridge No 182 5 miles and 2¾ furlongs 4 locks
Northwich Bypass Bridge No 182A 5 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
School Lane Bridge No 183 5 miles and 6 furlongs 4 locks
School Lane Winding Hole 5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
The Old Broken Cross PH 5 miles and 7¾ furlongs 4 locks
Broken Cross Bridge No 184 6 miles 4 locks
Broken Cross Pipe Bridge 6 miles 4 locks
Griffiths Bridge No 185 6 miles and 2 furlongs 4 locks
ICI Works Bridge No 186 6 miles and 3¾ furlongs 4 locks
ICI Works Pipebridge No 1 6 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
ICI Works Pipebridge No 2 6 miles and 5 furlongs 4 locks
ICI Works Pipebridge No 3 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
ICI Works Pipebridge No 4 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
ICI Works Pipebridge No 5 6 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Northwich Chemical Works Footbridge 187A 6 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Basin Arm Bridge No 188
Bridge over entrance to disused basin. Quite unusually the bridge has a number even though it doesn't cross the main navigation.
6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Northwich Chemical Works Pipebridge No 1
A block of three pipes
6 miles and 7 furlongs 4 locks
Northwich Chemical Works Pipebridge No 2
A block of two pipes
6 miles and 7 furlongs 4 locks
Basin Pipebridge 6 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Basin Railway Bridge No 188A 6 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Wincham Wharf
Colliery Narrowboat Co
7 miles 4 locks
Manchester Road Bridge No 189 7 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Wincham Brook Aqueduct No 190 7 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Wincham Turn
90 degree bend,
7 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Wincham Winding Hole 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Wincham Footbridge No 191 7 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Wincham Hotel Bridge No 192 7 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Marston Bridge No 193
Lion Salt Works
8 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
The Salt Barge PH 8 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Marbury Woods Footbridge 9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Marbury Brook Aqueduct 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Marbury Hall Bridge No 196 9 miles and 2¼ furlongs 4 locks
Marbury Hall Pipe Bridge 9 miles and 3 furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Services 9 miles and 6 furlongs 4 locks
Uplands Marina
Bridge No 198A is over the marina entrance
9 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
The Paint Shed Moorings
Paintwork can be done here
9 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Marina
Canal Boat Club hire base
9 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Common Turn Bridge No 198 9 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Old Check Office Bridge No 199 10 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Nature Park
24 hour moorings
10 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Winding Hole 10 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Boat Lift Holding Moorings (Trent and Mersey)
Only for boats using the boat lift
10 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre 10 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Lift Junction (Trent and Mersey) 10 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Footbridge
48 hour visitor moorings
10 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
The Stanley Arms PH 10 miles and 2¼ furlongs 4 locks
Soot Hill Bridge No 200 10 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton First Pipe Bridge 10 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Anderton Second Pipe Bridge 10 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Bestway Footbridge No 201 10 miles and 5¼ furlongs 4 locks
Barnton Road Bridge 11 miles 4 locks
Canal Services 11 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Barnton Tunnel (East end) 11 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Barnton Tunnel (West end) 11 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Winding Hole between Barnton and Saltersford Tunnels 11 miles and 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Saltersford Tunnel (East end) 11 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Saltersford Tunnel (West end) 11 miles and 7¾ furlongs 4 locks
Cul de Sac Bridge No 204 12 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Bradley Meadow Aqueduct No 205 12 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Bradley Meadow Bridge No 206 12 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Bradley Meadow Winding Hole 13 miles 4 locks
Valley Farm Pipe Bridge 13 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Taylors Bridge No 207 13 miles and 2¼ furlongs 4 locks
Willow Green Bridge No 208 13 miles and 4¼ furlongs 4 locks
Acton Bridge No 209 13 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Bartington Wharf
Black Prince hire base (Acton Bridge)
13 miles and 6 furlongs 4 locks
Ryan's Bridge No 210 13 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Milepost - Preston Brook 3 Miles
89 miles to Shardlow
13 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Bartington Winding Hole 14 miles and 1¼ furlongs 4 locks
Dutton Horse Bridge No 211 14 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Dutton Hall Winding Hole 14 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Milepost - Preston Brook 2 Miles
Shardlow 90 miles
14 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Dutton Wharf Bridge No 212 14 miles and 7¾ furlongs 4 locks
Lodge Lane Bridge No 213 15 miles and 2 furlongs 4 locks
Milepost - Preston Brook 1 Mile / Shardlow 91 Miles 15 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Dutton Stop Winding Hole 15 miles and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Dutton Stop Lock No 76 16 miles and ¼ furlongs 4 locks
Preston Brook Winding Hole 16 miles and ½ furlongs 5 locks
Preston Brook Tunnel (South end) 16 miles and 1 furlong 5 locks
Preston Brook Tunnel (North end) 16 miles and 6¾ furlongs 5 locks
Preston Brook
Junction of Trent and Mersey Canal and Bridgewater Canal (Preston Brook Branch) - immediately north of Preston Brook Tunnel
16 miles and 7¼ furlongs 5 locks
 
 
 
 Trent & Mersey Canal Society
For all who are interested in this canal
 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Trent and Mersey Canal

The Trent and Mersey Canal is a 93.5-mile long canal (150.5 km) in the East Midlands, West Midlands, and north-west of England. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and west of Middlewich, it is a wide canal.

The narrow locks and bridges are big enough for a single narrowboat 7 ft wide (2.1 m) × 72 ft long (22 m), while the wide locks can accommodate boats 14 ft wide (4.3 m), or two narrowboats next to each other.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Trent and Mersey Canal
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Information retrieved Thursday 10 November 2016 at 14:37