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Stoppages on the Coventry Canal

A map of the Coventry Canal

The map displays a range of services available on the Coventry Canal. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.


to see the complete range of services available on the canal.

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A brief history of the Coventry Canal

Canal Details
Canal length : 37.8 miles
Locks : 13
Boat Length : 75ft
Height : 7ft 4ins
Width : 7ft 5ins
Draught : 4ft 11ins
The Coventry Canal Company was formed in 1768. The construction took just over 20 years and the complete line finally opened in 1790. The canal was profitable, shipping coal north via the Trent & Mersey Canal and south via the Oxford Canal. In fact, commercial traffic continued to flow north of Nuneation until 1960.

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