Imperial canal, Polesworth

Description of this historic site

A canal, canal basin and wharf where vessels would have loaded and unloaded goods. They were built during the Imperial period. The canal basin and wharf are situated 100m south of Tamworth Road, Polesworth.

Notes about this historic site

1 A small canal basin served by a tramway is shown here on the 1st edition 25″ OS. The tramway would presumably have brought coal from Dordon mines. Just north of this basin and on the opposite bank a ‘lengthsman cottage and (much altered) canal stabling’ can be seen.

2 The buildings comprise a 19th century cottage with a modern extension; and a small stable block, now used as a store. The nearby basin has modern housing adjacent which appears to have altered the shape of the basin.

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