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Shrewsbury Canal, Shropshire

Historical Description

Shrewsbury Canal, a canal in Salop, from the river Severn at Shrewsbury eastward, past Uffington, Withington, and Eyton to Wappenshall, where it joins the Newport branch of the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal, and thence into junction with the Donnington Canal near Wombridge. It was formed in 1793, is 18 miles long, was sold to the Shropshire Union railway company, and is now the property of the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal company.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Shropshire (Salop) is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Shropshire newspapers online: