Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)

The Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall) is a narrow canal and is part of the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch). It runs for 16 miles and 7¼ furlongs through 17 locks from Froghall Tunnel (Southwest end) (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Froghall Tunnel)) to Etruria Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Etruria to Hardings Wood)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 74 feet and 9 inches long and 7 feet and 5 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 6 feet and 2 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 2 inches.

It has a junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Leek Branch) at Hazelhurst Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Froghall Tunnel (Southwest end)
Froghall Winding Hole
Last Winding Hole for craft that can't fit through the tunnel
1½ furlongs 0 locks
Froghall Pipe Bridge 2 furlongs 0 locks
Froghall Footbridge 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Cherry Eye Bridge No 53 1 mile 0 locks
Changeline Bridge No 52 1 mile and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Flint Mill Lock No 17 1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Flint Mill Lock Winding Hole 1 mile and 6 furlongs 1 lock
Flint Mill Lock Bridge No 51 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 1 lock
London Bridge No 50B 1 mile and 7¾ furlongs 1 lock
Consall Station 2 miles and 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Churnet Railway Bridge No 50A 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 1 lock
Churnet Junction Bridge No 50 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 1 lock
Black Lion Inn 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 1 lock
River Churnet (southern junction)
River Churnet leaves the canal at the downstream end of the shared navigable channel
2 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Consall Forge 2 miles and 3¼ furlongs 1 lock
River Churnet (northern junction)
The canal locks down into the upstream end of the navigable section (approx. 1 mile) of the River Churnet.
3 miles and 2¾ furlongs 1 lock
Oak Meadow Ford Bridge No 48 3 miles and 2¾ furlongs 1 lock
Oak Meadow Ford Lock No 16 3 miles and 2¾ furlongs 1 lock
Oak Meadow Ford Winding Hole 3 miles and 3 furlongs 2 locks
Parkhouse Wood Lift Bridge 3 miles and 5¼ furlongs 2 locks
Willow Cottage Bridge No 47 3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 2 locks
Willow Cottage Narrows
Possible location of bridge no 46
4 miles and 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Woods Lock Bridge No 45 4 miles and 2¾ furlongs 2 locks
Woods Lock No 15 4 miles and 3 furlongs 2 locks
Basford Bridge No 44 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 3 locks
Cheddleton Lock No 14 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 3 locks
Cheddleton Bridge No 43 5 miles and 3¾ furlongs 4 locks
Cheddleton Lock No 13 5 miles and 4 furlongs 4 locks
Cheddleton Bridge No 42 5 miles and 4½ furlongs 5 locks
Cheddleton Flint Mill 5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Cheddleton Flint Mill Winding Hole
Opposite Cheddleton Flint Mill
5 miles and 5 furlongs 5 locks
Springs Bridge No 41 5 miles and 6¾ furlongs 5 locks
Wood Top Bridge No 40 6 miles and ¼ furlongs 5 locks
Wall Grange Bridge No 39 6 miles and 4 furlongs 5 locks
Deep Hayes Aqueduct 6 miles and 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Site of Lift Bridge (Narrows)
Bridge no longer present.
6 miles and 5¼ furlongs 5 locks
Holly Bush Bridge No 38 6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 5 locks
Hazelhurst Aqueduct Overhead 7 miles 5 locks
Hazelhurst Lock Bridge No 37 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 5 locks
Hazelhurst Lock No 12 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 5 locks
Hazelhurst Lock No 11 7 miles and 2½ furlongs 6 locks
Hazelhurst Lock Bridge No 36 7 miles and 3 furlongs 7 locks
Hazelhurst Lock No 10 7 miles and 3 furlongs 7 locks
Hazelhurst Junction Footbridge No 35 7 miles and 3 furlongs 8 locks
Hazelhurst Junction
Junction of the Leek Branch with the Caldon Branch
7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 8 locks
Plant's Bridge No 34 7 miles and 4¾ furlongs 8 locks
Hazelhurst Winding Hole 7 miles and 6½ furlongs 8 locks
Brick Kiln Bridge No 33 7 miles and 7¼ furlongs 8 locks
Smith's Bridge No 32 8 miles and 1 furlong 8 locks
Park Lane Bridge No 31
Endon village half a mile west
8 miles and 2½ furlongs 8 locks
Bridge Narrows No 30
Site of bridge - name unknown
8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 8 locks
Kidd's Bridge No 29 8 miles and 5½ furlongs 8 locks
Post Bridge No 28
Footbridge is next to road bridge. Stanley village one mile south up the hill
8 miles and 7¾ furlongs 8 locks
Stanley Moss Aqueduct 9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 8 locks
Endon Basin 9 miles and 1½ furlongs 8 locks
Doles Bridge No 27 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 8 locks
Site of Swivel Railway Bridge 9 miles and 2 furlongs 8 locks
Stanley Road Bridge No 26
Footbridge runs parallel to road bridge
9 miles and 7 furlongs 8 locks
Stockton Brook Top Lock No 9 9 miles and 7¼ furlongs 8 locks
Stockton Brook Lock No 8 10 miles and ¼ furlongs 9 locks
Stockton Brook Road Bridge No 25 10 miles and ½ furlongs 10 locks
Stockton Brook Lock No 7 10 miles and ¾ furlongs 10 locks
Stockton Brook Railway Bridge No 24A (disused) 10 miles and 1 furlong 11 locks
Stockton Brook Pipe Bridge 10 miles and 1 furlong 11 locks
Stockton Brook Lock No 6
Fens Lock
10 miles and 1¾ furlongs 11 locks
Stockton Brook Footbridge No 24 10 miles and 2 furlongs 12 locks
Stockton Brook Bottom Lock No 5 10 miles and 2¾ furlongs 12 locks
Long Butts Lift Bridge No 23 10 miles and 5¼ furlongs 13 locks
Heakley Hall Bridge No 22 11 miles 13 locks
Knypersley Aqueduct 11 miles and ¼ furlongs 13 locks
Heakley Hall Arm
A canal that used to serve the Norton Green colliery. Junction of Caldon Canal with Norton Green Branch.
11 miles and ½ furlongs 13 locks
Norton Green Lift Bridge No 21 11 miles and ¾ furlongs 13 locks
Engine Lock No 4 11 miles and 2¾ furlongs 13 locks
Engine Lock Footbridge No 20 11 miles and 2¾ furlongs 14 locks
Downfield Railway Bridge No 19A
With accompanying pipe bridge
11 miles and 6 furlongs 14 locks
Downfield Bridge No 19 11 miles and 6½ furlongs 14 locks
Milton Bridge No 18 12 miles and ¾ furlongs 14 locks
Foxley Bridge Narrows No 17
Site of removed drawbridge, just after the sharp bend travelling east
12 miles and 2 furlongs 14 locks
Foxley Winding Hole
Sharp bend at junction with former Foxley Arm
12 miles and 2 furlongs 14 locks
Foxley Arms PH 12 miles and 2¼ furlongs 14 locks
Foxley Aqueduct 12 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Foxley Pipe Bridge 12 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Factory Bridge No 16A 12 miles and 4 furlongs 14 locks
Redhills Bridge No 16 12 miles and 5 furlongs 14 locks
Abbey Farm Second Pipe Bridge 12 miles and 5¼ furlongs 14 locks
Abbey Farm First Pipe Bridge 12 miles and 6¾ furlongs 14 locks
Birches Head Road Bridge No 15
Separate road and footbridges
13 miles 14 locks
Mill Farm Railway Bridge No 14A 13 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Leek Road Winding Hole 13 miles and 5½ furlongs 14 locks
Botany Bay Bridge No 14 13 miles and 7½ furlongs 14 locks
Cromer Road Bridge No 13 14 miles and ¾ furlongs 14 locks
Northwood Winding Hole 14 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Bucknall Road Bridge No 12 14 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Ivy House Pipe Bridge 14 miles and 4¾ furlongs 14 locks
Ivy House Lift Bridge No 11 14 miles and 4¾ furlongs 14 locks
Botteslow Street Bridge No 10 14 miles and 7½ furlongs 14 locks
Eastwood Road Bridge No 9 15 miles and ¾ furlongs 14 locks
Footbridge No 8A 15 miles and 1¼ furlongs 14 locks
Lichfield Street Bridge No 8
Hanley
15 miles and 2¼ furlongs 14 locks
Ridgeway Road Bridge No 6 15 miles and 5 furlongs 14 locks
Hanley Park Bridge No 5B 15 miles and 5½ furlongs 14 locks
Hanley Park Lower Bridge No 5A 15 miles and 6¼ furlongs 14 locks
College Road Bridge No 5 15 miles and 7½ furlongs 14 locks
Planet Lock No 3
Also called Caldon Place Lock
16 miles and 1½ furlongs 14 locks
Stoke Road Bridge No 4 16 miles and 2 furlongs 15 locks
Shelton 16 miles and 2½ furlongs 15 locks
Shelton New Road Bridge No 3
B5045
16 miles and 3½ furlongs 15 locks
Bedford Street Bridge No 2 16 miles and 4½ furlongs 15 locks
Etruria Staircase Locks Nos 1 and 2 16 miles and 4¾ furlongs 15 locks
Etruria Footbridge 16 miles and 5¾ furlongs 17 locks
Brindley Statue 16 miles and 6½ furlongs 17 locks
Etruria Services 16 miles and 6¾ furlongs 17 locks
Etruria Junction
Junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch, Uttoxeter 30 miles
16 miles and 7¼ furlongs 17 locks
 
 
 
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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