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Dudley Canal, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Dudley Canal, a canal connected with Dudley in Worcestershire, and running mainly in Staffordshire and Warwickshire. It was cut in 1776-93, is 13 miles long, and sends off a branch of 2 miles toward Stourbridge. It begins in the Birmingham and Worcester Canal near Selby Oak; goes by Sappal, Halesowen, and the vicinity of Dudley to Tipton Green; proceeds thence to the Birmingham Canal; traverses three tunnels, respectively 3776, 623, and 2926 yards long; rises 31 feet, and falls 13. The branch toward Stourbridge goes from Dudley-Woodside to the Stourbridge Canal, and falls 85 feet, with 9 locks.

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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