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Warwick and Birmingham Canal, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Warwick and Birmingham Canal, a canal mainly in Warwickshire, but also across a narrow wing of Worcestershire. It runs north-westward from Saltisford in the borough of Warwick, and has a Junction with the Warwick and Napton Canal at Budbrooke, past Rowington, Knowle, and Elmdon. It connects with the Stratford-on-Avon Canal at Kingswood, and with the Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal at Bordesley, and terminates by a junction with the Birmingham Canal Navigation near Fazeley Street It was formed in 1793-99, is 22½ miles long, rises 188 feet and falls 42 feet, and has thirty-three locks.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.