Coventry Canal (Main Line - Coventry to Hawkesbury)
The Coventry Canal (Main Line - Coventry to Hawkesbury) is a narrow canal and is part of the Coventry Canal (Main Line). It runs for 5 miles and 4 furlongs from Hawkesbury Junction (where it joins the Coventry Canal (Main Line - Hawkesbury to Fazeley) and the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line)) to Coventry Basin (which is a dead end).
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.
Notable features of the waterway include: Heath Crescent TunnelThe navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant books - waterway maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 86M - East Midlands (Leicester) Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 87M - Warwickshire Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 46M - Coventry Canal Map (Downloadable)
Relevant books - waterway guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 3 - Birmingham & the Heart of England
- Pearsons Canal Companion: South Midlands and Warwickshire Ring & Ashby and Connecting Canals
Junction of the Coventry Canal Main Line with the Oxford Canal Northern Section.
|Hawkesbury Services||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Exhall Footbridge No 11A||¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Exhall Basin||1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Coney Lane Bridge No 11
A footbridge is next to the road bridge
|1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Motorway Bridge No 10A||4¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Longford Bridge No 10||1 mile||0 locks|
|Longford Footbridge No 9A||1 mile and ½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Judds Lane Bridge No 9||1 mile and 1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|New Inn Bridge No 8||1 mile and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
|Old Church Road Bridge No 7||2 miles and ¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Foleshill Winding Hole||2 miles and 2 furlongs||0 locks|
|Spring Road Canal Bridge No 6A||2 miles and 2¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Signal Box PH
Hungry Horse pub and restaurant
|2 miles and 5¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Navigation Bridge No 6||2 miles and 5½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Stoke Heath Pipe Bridge||3 miles and ½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Heath Crescent Tunnel No 5B (North end)||3 miles and 1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Heath Crescent Tunnel No 5B (South end)||3 miles and 2¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Red Lane Old Bridge No 5||3 miles and 2½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Red Lane New Bridge No 5A||3 miles and 3 furlongs||0 locks|
|Stoke Heath Basin||3 miles and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
|Priestley's Bridge No 4||3 miles and 7¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|William Henry Bridge No 3||4 miles and 3¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Cash's Hundred Houses||4 miles and 5 furlongs||0 locks|
|Cash's Lane Bridge No 2||4 miles and 5½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Cash's Lane Pipe Bridge||4 miles and 5¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Electric Wharf Footbridge||5 miles and 1 furlong||0 locks|
|Pipe Bridge by Electric Wharf||5 miles and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Leicester Row Bridge No 1
Bridge only open to foot traffic
|5 miles and 3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|5 miles and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
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Wikipedia has a page about Coventry Canal
The Coventry Canal is a navigable narrow canal in the Midlands of England.
It starts in Coventry and ends 38 miles (65 km) north at Fradley Junction, just north of Lichfield, where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. It also has connections with the Oxford Canal, the Ashby Canal, and the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.
Some maps show the canal as a northern and a southern section, connected by a stretch of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, but others show the through route all as the Coventry Canal. This reflects a complicated period of ownership and re-leasing when the Coventry Canal company was in financial difficulties during construction.
It runs through or past the towns of Bedworth, Nuneaton, Atherstone, Polesworth and Tamworth. It is navigable for boats up to 21.9 m (72 ft) length, 2.1 m (7 ft) beam and 1.98 m (6 ft 6) headroom. It forms part of the Warwickshire ring.