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Anglesey branch, Anglesey Bridge courtesy Christine Johnstone

Anglesey Branch (Wyrely and Ess'n Canal)

The Anglesey Branch was built as a feeder in 1800 to carry water for the Wyrley & Essington Canal.

Anglesey Branch

Length1.5 miles

Maximum boat dimensions

Length21.34m 70ft2.13m 7ft1.22m 4ft1.98m 6ft 6"

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The branch, which starts at Ogley Junction, was upgraded to navigable status in 1850 as new mines opened in the area. Coal continued to be transported along the branch from Anglesey Basin until 1967. The end of this branch is the furthest north it is currently possible to travel on the Birmingham Canal Navigations.

Read more about the history of the Wryley & Essington Canal

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