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Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Worcester and Birmingham Canal, a canal in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, the property of the Sharpness New Docks and Gloucester and Birmingham Navigation Co. It runs from Diglis on the river Severn at Worcester north-north-eastward past Hindlip, Hadsor, Stoke Prior, Tardebigg, Alvechurch, King's Norton, and Edgbaston to Birmingham. It was formed in 1798-1815; it is 30 miles long, traverses a short tunnel at Tardebigg, and a tunnel 1½ mile long between Alvechurch and King's Norton.

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