A map of the Wyrley & Essington Canal
The map displays a range of services available on the Wyrley & Essington 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 Wyrley & Essington Canal
|Canal length :||17.7 miles|
|Boat Length :||71ft|
|Height :||7ft 5ins|
|Width :||7ft 4ins|
|Draught :||4ft 4ins|
The Wyrley and Essington canal originally ran from Wolverhampton to Huddlesford Junction near Lichfield. However, it now terminates at Ogley Junction near Brownhills.The canal is a contour canal which is all built on same level. The route has many twists and turns and resulted in the canal being known locally as the "Curly Wyrley".
Considerale quantities of coal were transported during the whole life of the canal. Eventually the coal mines themselves interupted the flow of the canal by causing significant subsidence which required substantial repairs.
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