Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Bunbury to Chester)

The Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Bunbury to Chester) is a broad canal and is part of the Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal). It runs for 13 miles and 3½ furlongs through 14 locks from Winding Hole above Bunbury Locks (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Nantwich to Bunbury)) to River Dee Branch Junction (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Wirral Line - Main Line) and the Shropshire Union Canal (Dee Branch)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 9 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

Notable features of the waterway include: River Gowy Aqueduct

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Winding Hole above Bunbury Locks
Former Bunbury Stables 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bunbury Locks Nos 30 and 31
Staircase locks
1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bunbury Lock No 31 Tail Bridge
There is a similar one for Lock 30.
2 furlongs 2 locks
Bunbury Bridge No 105
Anglo Welsh Bunbury
2 furlongs 2 locks
Bunbury Railway Bridge No 105A 3 furlongs 2 locks
Tilstone Visitor Moorings 7¼ furlongs 2 locks
Tilstone Lock No 32 1 mile 2 locks
Tilstone Mill Bridge No 106 1 mile 3 locks
Beeston Stone Lock No 33 1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Beeston Stone Lock Footbridge 1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Beeston Stone Lock Winding Hole 1 mile and 6 furlongs 4 locks
Beeston Visitor Moorings 1 mile and 7 furlongs 4 locks
Beeston Iron Lock No 34 1 mile and 7½ furlongs 4 locks
Beeston Iron Lock Footbridge 1 mile and 7¾ furlongs 5 locks
Beeston Brook Bridge No 107 2 miles and ¼ furlongs 5 locks
Beeston Castle Wharf
Home of Chas. Hardern Boats / 48 hour moorings (towpath side)
2 miles and ¼ furlongs 5 locks
Hand Green Winding Hole 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 5 locks
Wharton Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
2 miles and 7¼ furlongs 5 locks
Wharton Lock No 35
Wharton's Bridge No 108
2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 5 locks
Wharton Lock Footbridge 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 6 locks
Wharton's Bridge No 108 2 miles and 7¾ furlongs 6 locks
Beeston Castle Winding Hole 3 miles and ¾ furlongs 6 locks
Shady Oak Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
3 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
The Shady Oak PH 3 miles and 2½ furlongs 6 locks
Bate's Mill Bridge No 109 3 miles and 2¾ furlongs 6 locks
Dales Bridge No 110 3 miles and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Williamson's Bridge No 111 4 miles and 4 furlongs 6 locks
Mill Farm Aqueduct 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 6 locks
Duttons Bridge No 112 5 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Tattenhall Marina 5 miles and 4½ furlongs 6 locks
Tattenhall Visitor Moorings (Crows Nest)
48 hour moorings
5 miles and 5 furlongs 6 locks
Crows Nest Bridge No 113 5 miles and 5¾ furlongs 6 locks
Nixon's Bridge No 114 6 miles and 1½ furlongs 6 locks
Golden Nook Farm Moorings 6 miles and 7¼ furlongs 6 locks
Golden Nook Bridge No 115 6 miles and 7½ furlongs 6 locks
Faulkner's Bridge No 116 8 miles and ¼ furlongs 6 locks
Salmons Bridge No 117 8 miles and 3 furlongs 6 locks
Davies Bridge No 118 8 miles and 5¾ furlongs 6 locks
Egg Bridge (Waverton) 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Egg Bridge No 119 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Rowton Bridge No 120 10 miles and 1½ furlongs 6 locks
Cheshire Cat PH
48 hour visitor moorings
10 miles and 2½ furlongs 6 locks
Quarry Bridge Winding Hole 10 miles and 5 furlongs 6 locks
Quarry Bridge No 121 10 miles and 5¼ furlongs 6 locks
Old Trooper Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
10 miles and 6 furlongs 6 locks
The Old Trooper PH
48 hour moorings
10 miles and 6½ furlongs 6 locks
Pepper Street Bridge No 122 10 miles and 6½ furlongs 6 locks
Water Point (Christleton) 10 miles and 6¾ furlongs 6 locks
A55 Road Bridge No 122A 10 miles and 7 furlongs 6 locks
Christleton Lock No 36 10 miles and 7¾ furlongs 6 locks
Christleton Lock Footbridge 11 miles 7 locks
Greenfield Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
11 miles and 1½ furlongs 7 locks
Greenfield Lock No 37 11 miles and 1¾ furlongs 7 locks
Greenfield Lock Footbridge 11 miles and 2 furlongs 8 locks
A41 Road Bridge No 122B 11 miles and 2 furlongs 8 locks
Tarvin Lock No 38 11 miles and 5 furlongs 8 locks
Tarvin Lock Footbridge 11 miles and 5¼ furlongs 9 locks
Tarvin Road Bridge No 123 11 miles and 5¾ furlongs 9 locks
Tarvin Pipe Bridge 11 miles and 6 furlongs 9 locks
Bridge Inn (Chester) 11 miles and 6¼ furlongs 9 locks
Chemistry Lock No 39 12 miles and ¼ furlongs 9 locks
Chemistry Lock Footbridge 12 miles and ¼ furlongs 10 locks
C&RT Water Point (Chester) 12 miles and 1¼ furlongs 10 locks
The Lock Vault PH 12 miles and 2 furlongs 10 locks
Hoole Lane Lock No 40 12 miles and 2 furlongs 10 locks
Hoole Lane Lock No 40 Footbridge 12 miles and 2 furlongs 11 locks
Hoole Lane Bridge No 123A 12 miles and 2 furlongs 11 locks
Tesco's First Footbridge 12 miles and 3½ furlongs 11 locks
The Old Harkers Arms PH 12 miles and 4½ furlongs 11 locks
City Road Bridge No 123B 12 miles and 4½ furlongs 11 locks
City Road Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
12 miles and 5 furlongs 11 locks
Sellar Street Bridge No 123C 12 miles and 5¼ furlongs 11 locks
Mill Hotel Footbridge 12 miles and 5½ furlongs 11 locks
Chester Ring Road Bridge No 123D 12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 11 locks
Cow Lane Bridge Winding Hole 12 miles and 6¾ furlongs 11 locks
Lock Keeper PH 12 miles and 6¾ furlongs 11 locks
Cow Lane Bridge No 123E 12 miles and 6¾ furlongs 11 locks
Northgate Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
12 miles and 7¼ furlongs 11 locks
Northgate Bridge No 123G
Moorings for Chester
13 miles and ½ furlongs 11 locks
Bridge of Sighs No 123H 13 miles and ¾ furlongs 11 locks
St Martin's Way Bridge No 123L 13 miles and 1½ furlongs 11 locks
Northgate Staircase Locks Nos 41 to 43 13 miles and 1¾ furlongs 11 locks
Northgate Railway Bridge No 123K 13 miles and 2 furlongs 14 locks
Former Route to River Dee 13 miles and 2¼ furlongs 14 locks
Raymond Street Bridge No 123J 13 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Telford's Warehouse PH 13 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Tower Wharf Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
13 miles and 2¾ furlongs 14 locks
Taylor's Boatyard Drydock 13 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Tower Wharf Roving Bridge No 126 13 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Tower Wharf Warehouse Dock 13 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
River Dee Branch Junction
Junction with the Shropshire Union (Chester Canal) and the River Dee Branch
13 miles and 3½ furlongs 14 locks
 
 
 
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Navigation closure notice: Shropshire Union Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock — from Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019 to Friday the 22nd of March, 2019.

Following extensive damage to both sets of liners on the lock gates, emergency repairs are now required at Beeston Iron Lock to enable the safe operation of the lock during the summer period.  Repairs will include replacing both sets of gate liners and the cill liner. The lock will need to be drained during these works to facilitate access to the gate liners. The towpath will remain open during navigation closure.  The work will be carried out by our local Reactive Team who will endeavour to re-open the navigation as soon as possible.  

Notification sent Tuesday the 12th of March, 2019

 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Shropshire Union Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal is a navigable canal in England. The Llangollen and Montgomery canals are the modern names of branches of the Shropshire Union ("SU") system and lie partially in Wales.

The canal lies in the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire in the north-west midlands of England. It links the canal system of the West Midlands, at Wolverhampton, with the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 66 miles (106 km) distant.

The "SU main line" runs southeast from Ellesmere Port on the River Mersey to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Autherley Junction in Wolverhampton. Other links are to the Llangollen Canal (at Hurleston Junction), the Middlewich Branch (at Barbridge Junction), which itself connects via the Wardle Canal with the Trent and Mersey Canal, and the River Dee (in Chester). With two connections to the Trent and Mersey (via the Middlewich Branch and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) the SU is part of an important circular and rural holiday route called the Four Counties Ring.

The SU main line was the last trunk narrow canal route to be built in England. It was not completed until 1835 and was the last major civil engineering accomplishment of Thomas Telford.

The name "Shropshire Union" comes from the amalgamation of the various component companies (Ellesmere Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal, Montgomeryshire Canal) that came together to form the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company. The main line between Nantwich and Autherley Junction was almost built as a railway although eventually it was decided to construct it as a waterway.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Shropshire Union Canal
[Shropshire Union Canal Society] [Hargrave, Cheshire] [Lea-by-Backford] [Cholmondeston] [Moston, Cheshire West and Chester] [Stoke, Cheshire West and Chester] [Wervin] [Autherley Junction] [Calveley]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:11