Birmingham Canal Navigations (Icknield Port Road Wharf Loop)
The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Icknield Port Road Wharf Loop) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 6 furlongs from Rotton Park Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line) and the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Soho Loop)) to Sandy Turn (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 88M - Stourport Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 85M - Black Country Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 38M - Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 87M - Warwickshire Ring Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 2 - Severn, Avon & Birmingham
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Stourport Ring; Black Country Canals; Birmingham Canal Navigations
Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:
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|Rotton Park Junction
Western end of Icknield Port Road Wharf Loop and eastern end of Soho Loop
|Icknield Port Road Wharf Bridge||2½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Former Canal Feeder (Infilled)
leading to valve house
|2½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Icknield Wharf||3 furlongs||0 locks|
|Icknield Pipe Bridge||3 furlongs||0 locks|
|Rotton Park Feeder||3¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Osier Street Bridge||3¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Rotton Park Corporation Wharf
|4½ furlongs||0 locks|
Eastern end of Icknield Port Road Wharf Loop
|6 furlongs||0 locks|
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Wikipedia has a page about Birmingham Canal Navigations
Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country. The BCN is connected to the rest of the English canal system at several junctions.
At its working peak, the BCN contained about 160 miles (257 km) of canals; today just over 100 miles (160 km) are navigable, and the majority of traffic is from tourist and residential narrowboats.