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towpath guide to the Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech branch of the Ellesmere Canal

John Horsley Denton

towpath guide to the Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech branch of the Ellesmere Canal

by John Horsley Denton

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Published by Lapal in Birmingham .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith a chapteron wildlife of the Montgomeryshire system by Catriona G.A. Paskell.
SeriesTowpath guide -- no.4
ContributionsPaskell, Catriona G. A.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21923480M
ISBN 100950923818

The Montgomeryshire Canal ran from Welsh Frankton Locks near Ellesmere, where it left the Llangollen Canal, for 38 miles down the beautiful and isolated Welsh Borders through Welshpool to Newtown. It was abandoned in but about 10 miles are now reopened and there is a 17 mile detached section around Welshpool. Restore the Montgomery Canal! is managed by Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust (registered charity number ) on behalf of Friends of the Montgomery Canal, the membership section of the Trust, Shropshire Union Canal Society (registered charity number ) and Inland Waterways Association Shrewsbury & North Wales branch (registered.

John Horsley Denton has written: 'British railway stations' 'Railways and waterways in North Wales: notes for a tour' -- subject(s): Canals, Railroads 'A towpath guide to the Montgomeryshire Canal. When the Ellesmere Canal plans were published (the original plans which were never completed.) They inspired a separate company to plan a canal from the Welsh town of Newtown, northwards to join the Llanymynech branch of the Ellesmere Canal at Carreghfa. The canal was agreed in and by the line was open from Carreghofa to Garthmyl.

Ellesmere Canal. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better. Montgomeryshire - Montgomery Canal - Llanymynech to Arddleen How to get there - Llanymynech is near the A 6 miles south of Oswestry, grid ref SJ A small parking area is available off the A at Llanymynech Heritage Area.


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Towpath guide to the Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech branch of the Ellesmere Canal by John Horsley Denton Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Ellesmere Canal was a waterway in England and Wales that was planned to carry boat traffic between the rivers Mersey and proposal would create a link between the Port of Liverpool and the mineral industries in north east Wales and the manufacturing centres in the West r, the canal was never completed as intended because of its rising costs and failure.

Buy Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal (Towpath Guides) 1st Edition by Denton, John Horsley (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal (Towpath Guides) by Denton, John Horsley COVID Update June 1, Biblio is open and shipping orders.

At Carreghofa Locks near Llanymynech, the Montgomeryshire Canal connected to the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal. These elements of the present-day Montgomery Canal were unified when they each became part of the Shropshire Union system: the Ellesmere Canal inthe Eastern Branch in and the Western Branch in Locks: 27, (originally 26), (Graham Palmer lock was added during restoration).

Binding firm, spine slightly cocked. Edges browned slightly. Towpath Guide No. Illustrated. Quantity Avail Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal by John Horsley Denton. COVID Update.

J Biblio is open and shipping orders. Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere. The Montgomeryshire or Montgomery Canal, known colloquially as "The Monty", is a partially restored canal in Montgomeryshire and canal runs 33 miles from the Llangollen Canal (at Frankton Junction) to Newtown, via Llanymynech and Welshpool.

At Carreghofa Locks near Llanymynech the Montgomeryshire Canal connected to the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal. Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal.

Lapal Publications. ISBN Waterways World (). Canal Guide 2 - Llangollen and Montgomery Canals. Waterways World Ltd. ISBN X. External links.

Pete’s Montgomery Canal web-site, incorporating the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust. The section from the junction to Carreghofa, just south of Llanymynech, was built by the Ellesmere Canal in the mid s. The rest of it was the independent Montgomeryshire Canal which opened from Carreghofa to Garthmyl inbut by then had exhausted its money.

The Llangollen Canal (Welsh: Camlas Llangollen) is a navigable canal crossing the border between England and waterway links Llangollen in Denbighshire, north Wales, with Hurleston in south Cheshire, via the town of Ellesmere, name, which was coined in the s, is a modern designation for parts of the historic Ellesmere Canal and the Llangollen navigable feeder, both.

Montgomeryshire Canal History. Following a proposal by the newly formed Ellesmere Canal Company to build a branch line to Llanymynech on the Welsh border, a group of businessmen just over the border got together to build a waterway which would connect mid-Wales to the newly proposed would link Wales (via the Ellesmere Canal) to the River Dee at Chester, the River.

A canal was ideal for carrying limestone, and it could also be used to carry coal, grain, building stone and timber. LLANYMYNECH LIMESTONE The great limestone outcrop at Llanymynech was crucial to the Ellesmere company’s plans. Exploited since the C16, the quarries there had reached an impressive size by the mid C A canal was ideal for.

Wilson, Edward A. () The Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal: an historical background, London: Phillimore, ISBN ; Denton, John Horsley (). Montgomershire Canal and the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal. Lapal Publications. ISBN Waterways World (). Canal Guide 2 – Llangollen and Montgomery Canals.

The Montgomeryshire Canal the Monty, or the Montgomery Canal as it's now known ran in its original configuration from a junction with the Ellesmere Canal at Llanymynech south to Newtown, in Powys, Wales.

The canal is narrow, km long, and was constructed in two stages. Now only partly navigable, it is undergoing restoration. A towpath guide to the Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech branch of the Ellesmere Canal by John Horsley, The archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal by Stephen Hughes, From Baugh’s map of Shropshire Parish records Baptisms Marriages Burials.

The Llanymynech Branch of the canal was soon extended a kilometre and a half to Carreghofa, to meet the Montgomeryshire Canal that travelled through Welshpool to Newtown. At this junction, a feeder from the River Tanat supplies water.

Although there isn’t an etching at Carreghofa, it is very picturesque and well worth a walk along the towpath. Towpath Guide: Montgomeryshire Canal (Towpath Guides) [John Horsley Denton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Llangollen (Ellesmere) Canal Route. The Ellesmere Canal, or Llangollen Canal as it is now more commonly known, begins at Hurleston Junction to the north of Nantwich on the former Chester Canal, now part of the Shropshire Union Canal.

From Hurleston Junction the Ellesmere Canal steadily climbs on a winding journey into the Welsh border area. The Montgomery Canal, or ‘The Monty’ as it’s fondly referred to, stretches from Newtown to Llanymynech in Wales and continues over the border into England to Frankton Locks where it joins the Llangollen Canal.

While not all of it is navigable by vessel the towpath is an open natural environment ready to enjoy and explore. The canal finishes in Ellesmere Port. You can access the Shropshire Union Canal Montgomeryshire branch at the Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Site. The Mere at Ellesmere and Colemere are within a short walk of the Shropshire Union Canal.

The Market Drayton Picnic Area is also a short walk away from the canal network. At Carreghofa Locks near Llanymynech the Montgomeryshire Canal connected to the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal.

These elements of the present-day Montgomery Canal were unified by becoming part of the Shropshire Union system; the Ellesmere Canal inthe Eastern Branch in and the Western Branch in.

The Montgomery Canal proper is just the length that runs from Llanymynech to Garthmyl and dates from It was designed to connect with a side branch of the Ellesmere Canal that was at that time projected to run from Chester through Wrexham and Ruabon to the River Severn at Shrewsbury.Montgomery Canal - The Montgomery Canal (or Montgomeryshire Canal), known colloquially as "The Monty", is a partially restored canal in Powys, in eastern Wales, and in .Its pumping capacity was 80 locksful of water per 24 hours.

(Source: Towpath Guide No. 4, Montgomeryshire Canal and the Llanymynech Branch of the Ellesmere Canal by John Horsley Denton). This photograph is in the collection of C R S Egerton. Chimney Repairs at Newtown Canal & River Pumping Station.