Such a scheme could not take place today with all the present restrictions. The stourbridge canals main line is a narrow canal and is part of the stourbridge canals it runs for 6 miles and 4 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.
Staffs worcs canal at stourton jnct stourbridge ring 71 locks 29 miles the stourport ring stourbridge ring the stourport ring can be cruised in about 50 hours so it s possible in a week on a hire boat holiday.
Stourbridge canal locks. They were opened in 1779 and reopened in 1967 following restoration of the dudley canal and the stourbridge canal in a joint venture between the staffordshire and worcestershire canal society and the. The towpath of the stourbridge canal has been resurfaced and it is easy to walk the entire five mile length. The lock gates were fitted by bwb staff with assistance from the volunteers.
The canal was re opened by the parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport john morris mp on the 27th may 1967 at lock 12 on the stourbridge flight. This newly updated walk is inspired by graham fisher mbe and his book jewels on the cut which tells the story of stourbridge s glassmaking heritage. At the junction the stourbridge arm continues on the same level into the centre of stourbridge while a flight of sixteen locks takes the canal up the hill towards pensnett chase where there were collieries.
The canal was built to transport coal from the dudley coalfields to the glass manufacturers around stourbridge the stourbridge and dudley canals were originally proposed in 1775 as a single canal but met fierce oppostion from the birminham canals. The pound above the locks is 1 7 miles 2 7 km long and crosses the river stour on an aqueduct just before wordsley junction. Or stourbridge canal at dudley port junction 16 locks 7 miles to.
The stourbridge canal is a fairly short canal linking the dudley canal to the staffordshire and worcester canal. Meet hayley at the red house glass cone. 1 canal in brierley hill in the west midlands england.
The stourbridge canal runs from the junction with the staffordshire and worcester canal at stourton locks near the quaintly named village of stewponey right up to its junction with the dudley canal part of the birmingham canal navigation system. The cone stands beside the pretty stourbridge 16 lock flight set in leafy surroundings with an iron split bridge an attractive lock cottage and a timber warehouse beside the canal basin. Stourbridge became world famous for making iron and glass.
Stourport to stourton and the staffordshire and. To discover why follow the town arm of the stourbridge canal to britain s most complete working glass cone. Although largely complete by 1779 it was not finished until 1781.
Delph locks or the delph nine are a series of eight narrow canal locks on the dudley no. The canal begins or ends at stourton junction on the staffordshire and worcester.