A map of the Dudley Canal 1 & 2
The map displays a range of services available on the Dudley Canal 1 & 2. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.
A brief history of the Dudley Canal 1 & 2
|Canal length :||9.7 miles|
|Boat Length :||70ft|
|Height :||7ft 5ins|
|Width :||7ft 4ins|
|Draught :||4ft 4ins|
The canal was built to transport coal from the Dudley coalfields to the glass manufacturers around Stourbridge.The Stourbridge and Dudley canals were originally proposed in 1775 as a single canal but met fierce oppostion from the Birminham Canals. Although largely complete by 1779, it was not finished until 1781.
The canal provides a link between the Dudly Canal and the Staffs and Worcester Canal and consequently is linked through to the River Severn.
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