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Stoppages on the Severn Navigation

A map of the Severn Navigation

The map displays a range of services available on the Severn Navigation. 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 Severn Navigation

Canal Details
Canal length : 43.6 miles
Locks : 4

The Severn Navigation runs from the Gloucetser and Sharpness Ship Canal at Gloucester to Gladder Brook which is just up stream of Stourport. The river is tidal as far as Upton and is navigable by larger boats on the fortnightly spring tides.

Traffic peaked in the mid 18th-century with around 100,000 tons of coal a year, salt from Droitwich and pig iron from the Forest of Dean.

Traffic increased when

with the opening of Stafford & Worcestershire Cannal in 1771 and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in1815. Locks were added in 1843-5. Upper Lode Lock was added in 1858.

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