Map B: Lightmoor & Dawley

Castle Pools



Castle Pools – Little Dawley

Castle Pools - Little Dawley

The pools were feeder reservoirs in the early 19th century for the nearby arm of the Shropshire canal which would have been used by the Dawley Castle Ironworks to transport pig iron to the forges at Coalbrookdale.



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The Wide Water was also feeder pool for the Lightmoor furnaces pools. The levals were maintained through a steel pipe.
Between the end of the Wide Water and the Tub Boat Bridge, on the Little Dwley side of the canal, was a tunnal that led directly into the coalmine workings that lay between Little Dawley and Doseley. Coal was transported out of the workings in tubs and then loaded directly into the canal tub boats.
Submitted by Dawley Mon on 19 April 2008 15:58


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