Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Etruria to Harding's Wood)

The Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Etruria to Harding's Wood) is a narrow canal and is part of the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line). It runs for 5 miles and 4¾ furlongs from Etruria Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)) to Harding's Wood Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (Hall Green Branch)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet and 3 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 9 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 4 inches.

It has a junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal (Burslem Branch Canal) at Junction with Burslem Branch Canal (disused).

Notable features of the waterway include: Harecastle Tunnel

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant books - waterway maps:

Relevant books - waterway guides:

 
 
 
Etruria Junction
Junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch<BR>Uttoxeter 30 miles
Etruria Visitor Moorings ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Capital Gas Centre Ltd
Cheap gas for sale here!
1½ furlongs 0 locks
Etruria Road Bridge No 117 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Festival Park Marina
Black Prince hire boats base
2½ furlongs 0 locks
Toby Carvery Festival Park
Pub and restaurant
2½ furlongs 0 locks
Footbridge No 118 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Pebble Mill Arm 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Turnover Bridge No 119 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Macaroni Bridge No 119C 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Macaroni Railway Bridge (disused) 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Grange Pipebridge No 119D 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge No 119B (disused) 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Burslem Branch Winding Hole 1 mile and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Junction with Burslem Branch Canal (disused) 1 mile and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Newport Lane Bridge No 123 1 mile and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Mill Bridge No 125 1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Middleport Footbridge 2 miles 0 locks
Middleport Winding Hole 2 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Longport Wharf
Home of Stokeboats
2 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Longport Road Bridge No 126 2 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Longport Visitor Moorings
24 hour moorings
2 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Trubshawe Cross Bridge No 127 2 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Longport Aqueduct 2 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge No 127A (disused)
Railway bridge has been converted into a road bridge to Westport Lake Park
2 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Westport Lake Visitor Moorings
Safe 48-hour moorings with mooring rings.
2 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Brownhills Bridge No 128 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Westport Sewage Works Pipe Bridge 2 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Tunstall Bridge No 128A 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ravensdale Bridge No 129 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Tunstall Pipe Bridge 3 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Chatterley Arm Bridge No 129A 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Turnover Bridge No 130 3 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Harecastle Tunnel (South end) 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Harecastle Tunnel (North end)
Kidsgrove
5 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Harecastle Bridge No 131 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Kidsgrove Railway Bridge 5 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Turnover Bridge No 132
Road leads to the station
5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hardings Wood Railway Bridge 5 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Harding's Wood Junction
Junction of Trent and Mersey Canal and Hall Green Branch
5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
 
 
 
 Trent & Mersey Canal Society
For all who are interested in this canal
 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Trent and Mersey Canal

The Trent and Mersey Canal is a 93.5-mile long canal (150.5 km) in the East Midlands, West Midlands, and north-west of England. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and west of Middlewich, it is a wide canal.

The narrow locks and bridges are big enough for a single narrowboat 7 ft wide (2.1 m) × 72 ft long (22 m), while the wide locks can accommodate boats 14 ft wide (4.3 m), or two narrowboats next to each other.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Trent and Mersey Canal
[Caldon Canal] [Wardle Canal] [Canals in Cheshire] [Trent Lock] [Hall Green Branch] [Uttoxeter Canal] [Coventry Canal] [Listed buildings in Barnton, Cheshire] [Fradley Junction]
Information retrieved Thursday 10 November 2016 at 14:37