A map of the Stourbridge Canal
The map displays a range of services available on the Stourbridge Canal. 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 Stourbridge Canal
|Canal length :||4.2 miles|
|Boat Length :||70ft|
|Height :||6ft ins|
|Width :||6ft 10ins|
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.
There were once more than 20 glassworks in this area, which was world-famous for cameo glass and cut crystal. However today the Red House Glass Cone is one of only four glass making cones in the UK.
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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