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Stourbridge Extension Canal

The Stourbridge Extension Canal was a short canal, just 3 miles in length when open.

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Facts & Stats

1840

The year the canal was opened.  It was abandoned in 1935.

£49,000

The price of construction of the canal.

2 branches

The canal had 2 branches; the Sandhills Branch and the Bromley Branch

Funding of Canal & River Trust waterways

IWA was instrumental in Canal & River Trust receiving a sufficient funding package from Government when the new charity was set up in 2012 to run the waterways previously managed by British Waterways.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

Waterways affected by HS2

We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.