Droitwich Canals (Droitwich Barge Canal)

The Droitwich Canals (Droitwich Barge Canal) is a broad canal and is part of the Droitwich Canals. It runs for 5 miles and 6½ furlongs through 9 locks from Hawford Junction (where it joins the River Severn (main river - Stourport to Worcester)) to Droitwich Junction (where it joins the Droitwich Canals (Droitwich Junction Canal)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

Notable features of the waterway include: Ladywood Locks and A449 Tunnel

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Hawford Junction
Junction of Droitwich Canal with River Severn
Hawford Lock No 1 ½ furlongs 0 locks
Hawford Lock No 2 1¼ furlongs 1 lock
Hawford Visitor Moorings 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
A449 Tunnel (west end) 2¾ furlongs 2 locks
A449 Tunnel (east end)
New tunnel under the A449, with towpath.
3½ furlongs 2 locks
Egg Lane Field Bridge 6¼ furlongs 2 locks
Egg Lane Bridge No 4 1 mile and 2 furlongs 2 locks
Mildenham Mill Lock No 3 1 mile and 2 furlongs 2 locks
Porters Mill Bridge No 5 2 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
Porters Mill Lock No 4 2 miles and ½ furlongs 3 locks
Ladywood Lock No 5 2 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Ladywood Lock No 6 2 miles and 3 furlongs 5 locks
Ladywood Lock No 7 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 6 locks
Ladywood Bridge No 6 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs 7 locks
Ladywood Top Lock No 8 2 miles and 5½ furlongs 7 locks
Ladywood Top Lock Winding Hole 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 8 locks
Site of Hill End Swing Bridge
Now redundant, and removed, limited depth of 1.1m over stop plank cill
3 miles and 1¼ furlongs 8 locks
Salwarpe Bridge No 7 3 miles and 4 furlongs 8 locks
Site of Salwarpe Swing Bridge 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 8 locks
Roman Way Bridge No 8 4 miles 8 locks
Ombersley Way Bridge No 9 4 miles and 1½ furlongs 8 locks
Valley Way Footbridge 4 miles and 3¼ furlongs 8 locks
Briar Mill Bridge No 11 4 miles and 5 furlongs 8 locks
Siding Lane Wharf 4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 8 locks
Stouton Croft Footbridge 5 miles and ¼ furlongs 8 locks
Salwarpe Road Bridge 5 miles and 2 furlongs 8 locks
Droitwich Spa Railway Bridge No 2 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 8 locks
Droitwich Spa Railway Bridge No 1 5 miles and 2¾ furlongs 8 locks
Netherwich Bridge No 16 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 8 locks
Netherwich Basin 5 miles and 3¾ furlongs 8 locks
Saltway Footbridge No 17 5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 8 locks
Saltway Footbridge No 18
This swingbridge is locked out of use
5 miles and 5¼ furlongs 8 locks
Droitwich Barge Canal New Wharf 5 miles and 5½ furlongs 8 locks
Saltway Footbridge No 19 5 miles and 5¾ furlongs 8 locks
Droitwich Town Wharf 5 miles and 5¾ furlongs 8 locks
Barge Lock and Swing Bridge No 20 5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 8 locks
Droitwich Junction
Junction of Droitwich Barge Canal and Droitwich Junction Canal
5 miles and 6½ furlongs 9 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Droitwich Canals

The Droitwich Canal is a synthesis of two canals in Worcestershire, England; the Droitwich Barge Canal and the Droitwich Junction Canal. The Barge Canal is a broad canal which opened in 1771 linking Droitwich Spa to the River Severn at Hawford Mill, Claines. The Droitwich Junction Canal is a narrow canal, opened in 1854, which linked Droitwich to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. Both were built to carry salt, and were abandoned in 1939. They have been the subject of a restoration plan since 1973, and the Barge Canal was officially reopened in 2010, while the Junction Canal reopened in July 2011. Following the opening of the canal, ownership transferred to the newly created Canal and River Trust

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Droitwich Canals
[Droitwich Canal] [Droitwich Canals Trust] [Droitwich Spa] [Accommodation bridge] [Canal ring] [Worcester and Birmingham Canal] [Salwarpe] [Hawford] [Canals of the United Kingdom] [Hadar (narrowboat)]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 13:49