Map B: Lightmoor & Dawley

Shropshire Canal




Wide Waters – Little Dawley

Wide Waters - Little Dawley

Built in the 18th century this part of the Shropshire canal would have been used by Tub boats ferrying pig iron from the Castle Furnaces to the ironworks at Coalbrookdale.


This western arm of the canal fell into disuse and decay during the period 1810 - 1858.



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The Wide Water was also feeder pool for the Lightmoor furnace pools. The water levels were maintained through a steel pipe.
Also, between the end of the Wide Water and the Tub Boat Bridge, on the Little Dawley side of the canal, was a tunnel ,that led directly into the coalmine workings that lay between Little Dawley and Doseley. Coal was transported out of the workings in pit tubs, and then loaded directly into the canal tub boat.
Submitted by Malcolm from Dawley on 22 April 2008 19:27


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