Somerset Coal Canal

In 2008 it was apparent that there was a huge local appetite for restoration. We were first formed as a historical society in 1992.

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Somerset coal canal. Stop gates where sections of the canal were closed for maintenance together with stop planks on racks re using rails from the avon and gloucester tramway. It is set in a short arm off the kennet avon canal beside the spectacular dundas aqueduct. The somerset coal canal is a small rural marina in lovely countryside only 3 miles from bath and 5 miles from bradford on avon.

Somerset coal canal moorings is a minor waterways place. The somerset coalfield in northern somerset england is an area where coal was mined from the 15th century until 1973. The somerset coal canal originally known as the somersetshire coal canal was a narrow canal in england built around 1800 its route began in basins at paulton and timsbury ran to nearby camerton over two aqueducts at dunkerton through a tunnel at combe hay then via midford and monkton combe to limpley stoke where it joined the kennet and avon canal.

Map of the somerset coal canal. This is a brand new website that will reflect the past present and future of the somerset coal canal. The somersetshire coal canal society is the driving force behind the restoration of the 10 miles long somersetshire coal canal.

The somersetshire coal canal. Although the coal was relatively plentiful and there were markets for it across the south of england sales had been small and prices high because the roads of the area were exceptionally poor. It is part of a larger coalfield which stretched into southern gloucestershire the somerset coalfield stretched from cromhall in the north to the mendip hills in the south and from bath in the east to nailsea in the west a total area of about 240 square miles 622 km 2.

The somerset coal canal originally known as the somersetshire coal canal was a narrow canal in england built around 1800 its route began in basins at paulton and timsbury ran to nearby camerton over two aqueducts at dunkerton through a tunnel at combe hay then via midford and monkton combe to limpley stoke where it joined the kennet and avon canal. On the kennet and avon canal somersetshire coal canal between somerset coal canal junction 1 furlongs to the northeast and brassknocker basin end of navigation 1 furlongs to the southwest. If you want to contribute go to the blog page.

The main work of the society was to research document and preserve the canal. It is not fully developed not complete and is just at the beginning of a collaborative design process. The somersetshire coal canal was built to carry coal from the paulton and radstock coal fields to the kennet and avon canal.

The somerset coal canal originally known as the somersetshire coal canal was a narrow canal in england built around 1800 with basins at paulton and timsbury via camerton an aqueduct at dunkerton combe hay midford and monkton combe to limpley stoke where it joined the kennet and avon canal. The junction with the part restored somerset coal canal at dundas wharf featuring cast iron crane. It was originally the first stretch of the old somerset coal canal which as its name implies was built to bring coal from.

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