Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria)

The Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) is a narrow canal and is part of the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line). It runs for 19 miles through 18 locks from Etruria Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Etruria to Harding's Wood) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)) to Great Haywood Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Fradley to Great Haywood) and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Autherley to Great Haywood)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet and 3 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 9 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 4 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Meaford Locks and Stoke Locks

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant books - waterway maps:

Relevant books - waterway guides:

 
 
 
Etruria Junction
Junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch<BR>Uttoxeter 30 miles
Stoke Top Lock No 40
A BW Handcuff key is needed to open this lock
¼ furlongs 0 locks
Summit Lock Bridge No 117 ¼ furlongs 1 lock
Stoke Lock No 39 ¾ furlongs 1 lock
Stoke Lock No 39 Footbridge ¾ furlongs 2 locks
Etruria Industrial Museum Arm 1 furlong 2 locks
Gas Works Bridge No 116 1 furlong 2 locks
Stoke Lock No 38 2¼ furlongs 2 locks
Stoke Lock No 38 Footbridge 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Newcastle Road Bridge No 115 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Stoke Lock No 37 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Stoke Lock No 37 Footbridge 4¼ furlongs 4 locks
Cockshute Railway Bridge No 114B 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Cockshute Railway Bridge No 114A 4¾ furlongs 4 locks
Stoke Bottom Lock No 36 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Stoke Bottom Lock Footbridge 5¾ furlongs 5 locks
Vernon Road Bridge No 114 5¾ furlongs 5 locks
Ringroad Southern Bridge No 113B 6¼ furlongs 5 locks
Site of Junction with Newcastle-Under-Lyme Canal 1 mile and ¼ furlongs 5 locks
Glebe Street Bridge No 113A
Possible winding north of bridge
1 mile and ¼ furlongs 5 locks
Glebe Street Bridge No 113
Old bridge, now a car park
1 mile and ¼ furlongs 5 locks
Lytton Street Aqueduct 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 5 locks
Interchange Northern Bridge 1 mile and 2 furlongs 5 locks
Interchange Southern Bridge 1 mile and 2 furlongs 5 locks
Dolphin Boatyard
Posible winding hole
1 mile and 3½ furlongs 5 locks
Stoke-on-Trent Bridge No 112 1 mile and 4 furlongs 5 locks
Stoke Basin Bridge No 111
Bridge is over the arm, not the main line
1 mile and 4½ furlongs 5 locks
Bridge No 109
76yds (69m) long tunnel
2 miles and 1 furlong 5 locks
Michelin Bridge No 108A 2 miles and 3½ furlongs 5 locks
Sideway Bridge No 108 2 miles and 4 furlongs 5 locks
Railway Sidings Pipe Bridge 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Trentham Winding Hole 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Site of demolished railway bridge
Carried the Trentham Park branch line
3 miles and 6 furlongs 5 locks
Hemheath Bridge No 106 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 5 locks
Burrington Drive Bridge No 105A 4 miles and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Limekiln Bridge No 105 4 miles and 4½ furlongs 5 locks
Jonathan Road Bridge No 104A 4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Jonathan Road Winding Hole 4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 5 locks
Trentham Lock No 35
A BW Handcuff key is needed to open this lock
4 miles and 6¼ furlongs 5 locks
Trentham Lock Footbridge 4 miles and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Old Road Bridge No 104 5 miles and 1 furlong 6 locks
Wedgwood Visitor Moorings 5 miles and 1¼ furlongs 6 locks
Brook House Winding Hole 5 miles and 2¼ furlongs 6 locks
Barlaston Visitor Moorings 5 miles and 6 furlongs 6 locks
Plume Of Feathers PH 5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Plume of Feathers Bridge No 103
Barlaston
5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Meaford Hall Farm Bridge No 102 6 miles and 2½ furlongs 6 locks
Meaford Power Station Railway Bridge No 101A 6 miles and 4¾ furlongs 6 locks
Meaford Power Station Bridge No 101
Low headroom!
6 miles and 5¼ furlongs 6 locks
Turnover Bridge No 100 7 miles and 1 furlong 6 locks
Siddalls Pipe Bridge 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 6 locks
Siddals Bridge No 99 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 6 locks
Meaford Top Lock No 34 7 miles and 4¾ furlongs 6 locks
Meaford Lock Bridge No 98 7 miles and 4¾ furlongs 7 locks
Meaford Winding Hole 7 miles and 5 furlongs 7 locks
Meaford Road Lock No 33 7 miles and 5¼ furlongs 7 locks
Meaford Road Lock Footbridge 7 miles and 5½ furlongs 8 locks
Meaford Turnover Bridge No 97 7 miles and 6½ furlongs 8 locks
Meaford House Lock No 32 7 miles and 6¾ furlongs 8 locks
Meaford House Lock Footbridge 7 miles and 6¾ furlongs 9 locks
Meaford Bottom Lock No 31 7 miles and 7¼ furlongs 9 locks
Whitebridge Lane Winding Hole 8 miles and ¾ furlongs 10 locks
Whitebridge Lane Moorings 8 miles and 1¾ furlongs 10 locks
Whitebridge Lane New Bridge No 96A 8 miles and 2¼ furlongs 10 locks
Whitebridge Lane Bridge No 96
With pipe bridges either side
8 miles and 2½ furlongs 10 locks
Roger Fuller's Boatyard
This is a private moorings so winding is not possible
8 miles and 4 furlongs 10 locks
Stone Top Lock No 30 8 miles and 4¾ furlongs 10 locks
Stone Top Lock Footbridge 8 miles and 4¾ furlongs 11 locks
Railway Bridge No 95A 8 miles and 5¼ furlongs 11 locks
Stone Lock No 29
Newcastle Road Lock
8 miles and 6¼ furlongs 11 locks
Newcastle Road Bridge No 95 8 miles and 6½ furlongs 12 locks
Stone Services 8 miles and 6½ furlongs 12 locks
Stone Boat Building Chandlery 8 miles and 7 furlongs 12 locks
Stone Wharf
Home of Canal Cruising hire boats
9 miles and ¼ furlongs 12 locks
Stone Lock No 28 9 miles and ½ furlongs 12 locks
Hospital Bridge No 94 9 miles and ¾ furlongs 13 locks
Stone Visitor Moorings (Trent Close)
48 hour moorings (towpath side)
9 miles and 1 furlong 13 locks
Star Lock Pipe Bridge
24 hour moorings (offside)
9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 13 locks
Scotch Brook Aqueduct 9 miles and 1½ furlongs 13 locks
The Star PH 9 miles and 1½ furlongs 13 locks
Stone Bottom Lock No 27
The Star pub is by the side of the lock
9 miles and 1½ furlongs 13 locks
Stafford Road Bridge No 93 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 14 locks
Stone Pipe Bridge 9 miles and 2¼ furlongs 14 locks
Stone Bottom Lock Winding Hole 9 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Stone Visitor Moorings
There are 48 hour and 5 day moorings here.
9 miles and 2¾ furlongs 14 locks
Andre Mills Bridge No 92 9 miles and 6¾ furlongs 14 locks
Brassworks Bridge No 91 10 miles and ¾ furlongs 14 locks
Holyrood Close Aqueduct 10 miles and 1½ furlongs 14 locks
Aston Private Bridge No 90A 10 miles and 3½ furlongs 14 locks
Aston Bridge No 90 10 miles and 4¼ furlongs 14 locks
Aston Lock No 26 10 miles and 5½ furlongs 14 locks
Aston Lock No 26 Footbridge 10 miles and 5½ furlongs 15 locks
Aston Marina (Entrance)
Farm shop, butchery and bistro
10 miles and 6¼ furlongs 15 locks
Aston Marina (Exit) 10 miles and 7¾ furlongs 15 locks
Carr House Bridge No 89 11 miles and 1 furlong 15 locks
Iron Bridge No 88 11 miles and 4¾ furlongs 15 locks
Long Meadow Bridge No 87 12 miles 15 locks
Upper Burston Bridge Aqueduct 12 miles and 1¾ furlongs 15 locks
Upper Burston Bridge No 86 12 miles and 2 furlongs 15 locks
Lower Burston Bridge No 85 12 miles and 4¼ furlongs 15 locks
Flute Meadow Bridge No 84
With accompanying pipe bridge
13 miles and 1¼ furlongs 15 locks
Sandon Winding Hole 13 miles and 3 furlongs 15 locks
Sandon Lock No 25 13 miles and 3¾ furlongs 15 locks
Sandon Bridge No 83 13 miles and 4 furlongs 16 locks
Salt Bridge No 82 14 miles and 3¾ furlongs 16 locks
Sandy Lane Winding Hole 14 miles and 6¾ furlongs 16 locks
Stockings Brook Aqueduct 15 miles and 1 furlong 16 locks
Sandy Lane Bridge No 81 15 miles and 2¾ furlongs 16 locks
Gayton Brook Aqueduct 15 miles and 4½ furlongs 16 locks
Weston Bridge No 80
Weston upon Trent village is a short walk to the East from the convenient moorings here.
15 miles and 5¼ furlongs 16 locks
Weston Bridge Aqueduct 15 miles and 5¼ furlongs 16 locks
Weston Salt Works Arm
Filled in in the late 1960s
16 miles and ¾ furlongs 16 locks
Weston Lock No 24 16 miles and 3 furlongs 16 locks
Brinepit Bridge No 79 16 miles and 3 furlongs 17 locks
Ingestre Winding Hole
Entrance to the now defunct Shirleywich Salt Works
16 miles and 6½ furlongs 17 locks
Amerton Brook Aqueduct 16 miles and 6¾ furlongs 17 locks
Ingestre Bridge No 78 16 miles and 7½ furlongs 17 locks
Pasturefields Bridge No 77 17 miles and 5½ furlongs 17 locks
Hoo Mill Lock No 23 18 miles and 1½ furlongs 17 locks
Hoo Mill Bridge No 76 18 miles and 1¾ furlongs 18 locks
Hoo Mill Moorings
Accessed via Dry Dock Bridge No 75A
18 miles and 2 furlongs 18 locks
Great Haywood Marina 18 miles and 4½ furlongs 18 locks
Middle Bridge No 75 18 miles and 5½ furlongs 18 locks
Canalside Farm Shop & Café (Great Haywood)
48 hour visitor moorings (towpath side)
18 miles and 7 furlongs 18 locks
Mill Lane Bridge No 74
Shardlow 38 miles / Preston Brook 54 miles
18 miles and 7½ furlongs 18 locks
Great Haywood Services Wharf 18 miles and 7¾ furlongs 18 locks
Great Haywood Junction
Junction of Trent and Mersey and Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canals
19 miles 18 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
[Caldon Canal] [Wardle Canal] [Canals in Cheshire] [Trent Lock] [Hall Green Branch] [Uttoxeter Canal] [Coventry Canal] [Listed buildings in Barnton, Cheshire] [Fradley Junction]
Information retrieved Thursday 10 November 2016 at 14:37