Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wyrley and Essington Canal)

The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wyrley and Essington Canal) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 16 miles and 3¼ furlongs from Horseley Fields Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)) to Ogley Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Anglesey Branch) and the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Lichfield Canal (Under Restoration))).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Cannock Extension Canal) at Pelsall Junction; with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Junction Canal) at Birchills Junction; with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Lords Hayes Branch (Under Restoration)) at Fishley Junction (under restoration) and with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Daw End Branch) at Catshill Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant books - waterway maps:

Relevant books - waterway guides:

 
 
 
Horseley Fields Junction
Junction of the BCN (Main Line) with the Wyrley and Essington Canal
Horseley Fields Junction Bridge a few yards 0 locks
Birmingham to Wolverhampton Main Line Railway Bridge ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Horseley Toll Stop ½ furlongs 0 locks
Lycetts Basin 1 furlong 0 locks
Swan Garden Bridge 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Wyrley Street Pipe Bridge
Osier Street to Alma Street
2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Heath Town Railway Bridge
Carries the Wolverhampton to Walsall railway line
4½ furlongs 0 locks
The Jolly Collier PH
Closed as of 11/01/17
5½ furlongs 0 locks
Deans Bridge 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Heath Town Railway Bridge (disused)
An art structure now spans the gap
6½ furlongs 0 locks
Heath Town Bridge 7 furlongs 0 locks
New Bentley Bridge 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
New Cross Bridge 1 mile and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Wednesfield Junction
Junction with closed Bentley Canal
1 mile and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Wednesfield Junction Toll Stop 1 mile and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Rookery Bridge 1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pyle Cock Inn 1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Graiseley Lane Footbridge 1 mile and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Church Bridge 1 mile and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Trap Makers' Bridge
Site of Barn Bridge. The extended length eliminates any requirement for steps, making the route easily accessible for people such as wheelchair users and cyclists
1 mile and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Pinfold Bridge 1 mile and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Wednesfield Visitor Moorings 1 mile and 8 furlongs 0 locks
Wards Bridge 2 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Moat House Pipe Bridge 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Moat House Bridge 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Moat Green Bridge 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Devils Elbow Bridge 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Olinthus Bridge 3 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Castle Bridge 3 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Perry Hall Bridge 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pool Hayes and Miles Meadow Colliery Wharf 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Pool Hayes Bridge 4 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Knights Bridge 4 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Holly Bank Basin
Also known as the Short Heath Branch
4 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Holly Bank Pipe Bridge 4 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lane Head Bridge
Gated moorings
4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bridge Tavern and United Kingdom Inn
Pubs on both sides of the bridge. There are secure, gated moorings here. The petrol station nearby sells Red diesel.
4 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Adam and Eve Bridge 4 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bentley Wharf Bridge 5 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Roughwood Narrows
Site of Bentley Common Bridge
5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Roughwood Pipe Bridge 5 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Roughwood M6 Motorway Bridge 5 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Edwards Bridge 5 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Sneyd Junction
Junction of Wyrley and Essington Main Line and Wyrley Branch
6 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Sneyd Junction Bridge 6 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Sneyd Wharf
Sneyd Branch closed in 1954
6 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Sneyd Wharf Toll Stop 6 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Dudley Fields Footbridge 6 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Brick Kiln Bridge 6 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Wall End Pipe Bridge 7 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Wall End Bridge 7 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Stokes Bridge 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stubb's Bridge 7 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Birchills Junction
Junction of Wyrley and Essington and Walsall Branch Canals
8 miles 0 locks
Green Lane Bridge 8 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Pratts Mill Bridge 8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Chase Line Railway Aqueduct 8 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Forest Footbridge 8 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Coal Pool Bridge
Site of Harding's Wharf
9 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Hildicks Bridge
Also called Crimea Bridge
9 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Goscote Hall Bridge 10 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Pelsall Hall Wharf 10 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Goscote Lane Bridge 10 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Goscote Lane Foot Bridge 10 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Electricity Supply Bridge 10 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Hollands Bridge
Also known as Pelsall Road Bridge
10 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hollands Footbridge 10 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Little Bloxwich Bridge
Little Bloxwich
11 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Teece's Bridge 11 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Freeths Bridge 11 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Fishley Junction Bridge
Nameplate says "Fishley Lane Bridge", but the lane does not cross here
12 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Fishley Junction (under restoration)
Start of the Lords Hayes branch which was just over a mile long and was abandoned in 1954
12 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Pelsall Works Bridge 12 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pelsall Junction
Junction of Wyrley and Essington and Cannock Extension Canals
12 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pelsall Junction Bridge 12 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
The Fingerpost PH 13 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
York's Bridge 13 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
York's Foundry Bridge 13 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
High Bridge 13 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Junction with Slough Arm (disused)
The arm was a private branch canal to serve a colliery
14 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Slough Railway Bridge
Disused railway from Chasewater
14 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Jolly Collier Bridge 14 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Becks Bridge 14 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Coopers Railway Bridge
Disused railway
14 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Coopers Bridge
Former swing bridge, now a footbridge to Northfields Way
14 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Old Railway Bridge 14 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
LMS Railway Interchange Basins 14 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Market Bridge
Footbridge to Silver Street
15 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Catshill Junction 15 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Catshill Toll Stop 15 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Anchor Bridge 15 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Anchor Inn 15 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ogley Winding Hole 16 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ogley Junction
Junction of the Wyrley and Essington and Lichfield Canals with the Anglesey Branch
16 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
 
 
 
There are no links to external websites from here.
Why not log in and add some from the "add" submenu?
 
 
Wyrley and Essington Canal - Wikipedia
The Wyrley and Essington Canal, known locally as "the Curly Wyrley", is a canal in the English .... Takeover[edit]. The canal was bought by the Birmingham Canal Navigations in 1840.
Wyrley & Essington Canal | Canal & River Trust
The Wyrley & Essington Canal is nicknamed the Curly Wyrley, due to its twisting ... The Birmingham Canal Navigations also offers the Cannock Extension Canal ...
Birmingham Canal Navigations - Wikipedia
Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, .... Wyrley and Essington Canal (bought by the Birmingham Canal Navigations in 1840). Anglesey Branch; Birchills Branch; Cannock Extension Canal; Daw ...
Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wyrley and Essington Canal)
The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Wyrley and Essington Canal) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 16 miles and ...
Water levels of the Birmingham Canal Navigations - Wikipedia
A former branch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal, the Essington Branch was abandoned before 1904 and is now filled in.
Wyrley Essington Canal - Birmingham Canal Navigations ...
Wyrley and Essington Canal (The Curly Wyrley). The Parliamentary Act was passed in 1792 and the canal, built by William Pitt, was opened in 1797 to serve the ...
Birmingham canal navigations guide and map.
The Birmingham Canal Navigations Holiday Guide and Map ... Sneyd Junction for instance on the Wyrley & Essington Canal, known by boatmen as the 'curly ...
Wyrley and Essington Canal |
(Secure gated moorings). Holly Bank Basin. Sneyd Wharf visitor moorings. Pelsall Common (one of prettiest locations on the BCN) – depth is best adjacent to ...
Wyrley and Essington Canal - Brownhills to Norton Canes
Wyrley & Essington Canal & Cannock Extension Canals ... Birmingham Canal Navigations network the Wyrley & Essington Canal runs from Wolverhampton to ...
The Birmingham Canal Navigations
The Wyrley & Essington canal was planned to link the coalfields of Wyrley and Essington to the Birmingham Canal at Wolverhampton. An Act of Parliament was  ...
Information retrieved Monday 26 June 2017 at 8:04
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Birmingham Canal Navigations

Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country. The BCN is connected to the rest of the English canal system at several junctions.

At its working peak, the BCN contained about 160 miles (257 km) of canals; today just over 100 miles (160 km) are navigable, and the majority of traffic is from tourist and residential narrowboats.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Birmingham Canal Navigations
[Water levels of the Birmingham Canal Navigations] [Rushall Canal] [Rushall Junction] [Fazeley Junction] [Galton Bridge] [Walsall Canal] [Tame Valley Junction] [Birchills Junction] [Anson Branch]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:01