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Stoppages on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal

A map of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal

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A brief history of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal

Canal Details
Canal length : 9.8 miles
Locks : 4
Boat Length : 72ft
Width : 7ft ins

The Mddlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal connects the main canal to the Trent and Mersey Canal. The canal was originally planned as part of the Chester Canal. Approval for its construction was given in 1772 but the company ran out of money and construction did not begin until 1827. The canal became part of the Shropshire Union system in 1846.

The canal follows a delightful rural route through Cheshire farmland, with a short urban section near the junction at Middlewich. Many of the structures are original, and consequently, most of them are grade II listed. There is no commercial traffic on the waterway, but transition to the leisure age has resulted in two marinas being constructed to provide moorings for pleasure craft.

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