Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Nantwich to Bunbury)

The Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Nantwich to Bunbury) is a broad canal and is part of the Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal). It runs for 5 miles and 5½ furlongs from Nantwich Basin Entrance (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line)) to Winding Hole above Bunbury Locks (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Bunbury to Chester)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 9 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line) at Hurleston Junction and with the Shropshire Union Canal (Middlewich Branch) at Barbridge Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Nantwich Basin Entrance
Junction of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal - Main Line and the Chester Canal
Nantwich Leisure Area Visitor Moorings ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Nantwich Basin Narrows ½ furlongs 0 locks
Nantwich & Border Counties Yacht Club (nbcyc) 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Acton Bridge No 93 3 furlongs 0 locks
Henhull Bridge No 95 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Henhull Bridge Winding Hole 1 mile and 1 furlong 0 locks
Henhull Offside Moorings
C&RT long-term moorings
1 mile and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Poole Hill Pipe Bridge 1 mile and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Poole Hill Winding Hole 1 mile and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Cornes Bridge No 96 1 mile and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Hurleston Junction Visitor Moorings (South)
48 hour moorings
1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hurleston Roving Bridge No 97 1 mile and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Hurleston Junction
Junction of Llangollen Canal and Shropshire Union Main Line
1 mile and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hurleston Junction Visitor Moorings (North) 1 mile and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hurleston Reservoir Pipe Bridge 2 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Vickers Bridge No 98 2 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Stoke Hall Bridge No 99 2 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Bremilows Bridge No 100 2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Barbridge Visitor Moorings (Southeast End) 2 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
The Olde Barbridge Inn 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Barbridge Visitor Moorings (Northwest End)
48 hour moorings
3 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Barbridge Aqueduct 3 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Barbridge Visitor Moorings (24 hour) 3 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Barbridge Junction Stop Narrows 3 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Barbridge Services 3 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Jolly Tar PH 3 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Barbridge Junction
Junction with Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch
3 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Barbridge Junction Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
3 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Goodwin Bridge No 101 3 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Wardle Farm Bridge No 102 3 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Wardle Hall Bridge No 103 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Tweedale Bridge No 103A 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Wardle Service Station & Country Store
Accessed up a bank, over an Armco barrier, through a hedge and across a very busy derestricted trunk road. EXTREME CARE ADVISED
4 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Calveley Mill Shop & Café
Calveley Cheese Factory
4 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Calveley Service Station
C&RT Services - Pump Out, Showers etc. 30 minutes mooring
4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Calveley Bridge No 104 5 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Calveley Visitor Moorings
48 hour visitor moorings with rings
5 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Winding Hole above Bunbury Locks 5 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Shropshire Union Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal is a navigable canal in England. The Llangollen and Montgomery canals are the modern names of branches of the Shropshire Union ("SU") system and lie partially in Wales.

The canal lies in the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire in the north-west midlands of England. It links the canal system of the West Midlands, at Wolverhampton, with the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 66 miles (106 km) distant.

The "SU main line" runs southeast from Ellesmere Port on the River Mersey to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Autherley Junction in Wolverhampton. Other links are to the Llangollen Canal (at Hurleston Junction), the Middlewich Branch (at Barbridge Junction), which itself connects via the Wardle Canal with the Trent and Mersey Canal, and the River Dee (in Chester). With two connections to the Trent and Mersey (via the Middlewich Branch and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) the SU is part of an important circular and rural holiday route called the Four Counties Ring.

The SU main line was the last trunk narrow canal route to be built in England. It was not completed until 1835 and was the last major civil engineering accomplishment of Thomas Telford.

The name "Shropshire Union" comes from the amalgamation of the various component companies (Ellesmere Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal, Montgomeryshire Canal) that came together to form the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company. The main line between Nantwich and Autherley Junction was almost built as a railway although eventually it was decided to construct it as a waterway.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Shropshire Union Canal
[Shropshire Union Canal Society] [Hargrave, Cheshire] [Lea-by-Backford] [Cholmondeston] [Moston, Cheshire West and Chester] [Stoke, Cheshire West and Chester] [Wervin] [Autherley Junction] [Calveley]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:11