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.

Bridge on Anglesey Branch of Wyrely & Essington Canal Anglesey Branch, Wyrely & Essington Canal, courtesy of megara_rp, Flickr

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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.

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