Stourbridge Canals (Main Line)

The Stourbridge Canals (Main Line) is a narrow canal and is part of the Stourbridge Canals. It runs for 6 miles and 4¾ furlongs through 20 locks from Black Delph (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Dudley Canal No 1 - Through Route)) to Stourton Junction (where it joins the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourport to Stourton) and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourton to Aldersley)).

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 6 feet. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Stourbridge Canals (Stourbridge Canal Fens Branch) at Leys Junction and with the Stourbridge Canals (Stourbridge Branch) at Wordsley Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Stourton Locks and Stourbridge Locks

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Black Delph
Junction of Dudley and Stourbridge Canals
Black Delph Bridge a few yards 0 locks
The Delph PH ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Seven Dwellings Bridge 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bowen's Bridge 1 mile 0 locks
Silver End Railway Bridge 1 mile and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Brettell Lane Bridge 1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bull Street Bridge 1 mile and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Brierley Bridge 1 mile and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Farmers Bridge 2 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Leys Road Bridge 3 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Leys Junction
Junction of the Stourbridge Canal with the Fens Branch
3 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Stourbridge Top Lock No 1 3 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Stourbridge Top Lock Bridge 3 miles and 3 furlongs 1 lock
Stourbridge Lock No 2 3 miles and 3¾ furlongs 1 lock
Stourbridge Lock No 3 Winding Hole 3 miles and 4½ furlongs 2 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 3 3 miles and 4¾ furlongs 2 locks
Brierley Hill Road Bridge 3 miles and 5 furlongs 3 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 4 3 miles and 5¼ furlongs 3 locks
Samson & Lion PH
Banks' pub on the towpath
3 miles and 5½ furlongs 4 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 5 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 6 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 5 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 7 Winding Hole 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 7 3 miles and 6½ furlongs 6 locks
Swan Lane Bridge 3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 7 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 8 3 miles and 7 furlongs 7 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 9 Winding Hole 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 8 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 9
Distance between locks is less than a boat length, similar to Bratch
3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 8 locks
Double Lock Cottage Bridge
Slot in middle of bridge for tow-rope
3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 9 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 10
Distance between locks is less than a boat length, similar to Bratch
3 miles and 7¾ furlongs 9 locks
Stourbridge Locks Side-Pound Bridge 4 miles 10 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 11 4 miles and ¼ furlongs 10 locks
Dadford's Wharf 4 miles and ½ furlongs 11 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 12 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 11 locks
Dadford's Bridge 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 12 locks
Redhouse Cone Arm (Closed and Infilled)
The arm is blanked off just below the bridge. The site of the arm was redeveloped in 2000.
4 miles and 1¼ furlongs 12 locks
Glasshouse Bridge (Wordsley) 4 miles and 1¾ furlongs 12 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 13 4 miles and 2¼ furlongs 12 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 14 4 miles and 3 furlongs 13 locks
Henderson's Bridge 4 miles and 3 furlongs 14 locks
Stourbridge Lock No 15 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 14 locks
Stourbridge Bottom Lock No 16 4 miles and 4½ furlongs 15 locks
Wordsley Junction
Junction of Stourbridge Canal with Stourbridge Branch
4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 16 locks
Wordsley Junction Bridge 4 miles and 5 furlongs 16 locks
River Stour Aqueduct 4 miles and 5½ furlongs 16 locks
Bells Mill Bridge 4 miles and 7½ furlongs 16 locks
Middle Bridge 5 miles and 3½ furlongs 16 locks
Newtown Pipe Bridge 5 miles and 6 furlongs 16 locks
Newtown Bridge
The route of a Roman road crosses the canal here.
5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 16 locks
Winding Hole above Stourton Top Lock 6 miles and 2 furlongs 16 locks
Stourton Top Lock, Lock No 17 6 miles and 2¾ furlongs 16 locks
Stourton Lock No 2, Lock No 18 6 miles and 3¾ furlongs 17 locks
Four Locks Bridge 6 miles and 3¾ furlongs 18 locks
Stourton Lock No 3, Lock No 19 6 miles and 4¼ furlongs 18 locks
Stourton Arm 6 miles and 4½ furlongs 19 locks
Stourton Bottom Lock, Lock No 20 6 miles and 4½ furlongs 19 locks
Stourton Junction
Junction of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line) and the Stourbridge Canal.
6 miles and 4¾ furlongs 20 locks
 
 
 
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Lock 5, near Stourbridge Canal - Lock 16, Stourbridge Bottom Lock to Lock 1, Stourbridge Top Lock — from Monday the 7th of January, 2019 to Tuesday the 19th of February, 2019.

Replace top gate and repair the bottom. Repair brickwork and improve lock ladders. Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage. Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.

Notification sent Thursday the 17th of January, 2019


Lock 9 and Lock 10 Stourbridge Canal - Lock 16, Stourbridge Bottom Lock to Lock 1, Stourbridge Top Lock — from Monday the 7th of January, 2019 to Friday the 15th of March, 2019.

Lock 9 - Repair bottom gate and install handrails. Repair brickwork, and improve lock ladders.  Lock 10 -  Replace top end gate and install handrails. Repair quadrants and realign kickers. Improve lock ladders.  Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage. Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.  However, after a review of the work involved at both locations, the end date has been extended from that shown previously.  

Notification sent Thursday the 17th of January, 2019

 
 
 

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