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Rushall Canal

The Rushall Canal connects the Daw End Branch of the Wyrley & Essington Canal at Longwood Junction with the Tame Valley Canal at Rushall Junction.

Map showing the Rushall Canal and surrounding waterways

Facts & Stats

3 miles


The length of the Rushall Canal that is navigable.

9 locks

From Wyrley & Essington to the Tame Valley Canal

Following the merger of the Wyrley & Essington with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) in 1840 several new connections between them were constructed. The Rushall Canal was opened in 1847 and linked the older Daw End Branch to the new Tame Valley Canal.

Waterway notes

Maximum boat sizes

  • 70′ 11″ (21.62 metres)
  • Beam: 7′ 4″ (2.24 metres)
  • Height: 7′ 5″ (2.26 metres)
  • Draught: 4′ 4″ (1.32 metres)

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