Waterways of Stoke-on-Trent - Newcastle
Strange though it may seem today there was once three canals in Newcastle-under-Lyme, the longest lasting and longest in distance was the Newcastle-under-Lyme canal which ran to Stoke.
You can find details of the canals by clicking the links below:-
Description:Was a 3 mile level private canal from Sir Nigel Gresley's collieries at Aperdale to Newcastle-under-Lyme.
History: Authorised by an Act of 1775, completed about 1776, closed in c.1857.
Description:Was a 4 mile level canal from the Trent & Mersey Canal at Stoke to Newcastle-under-Lyme.
History: Authorised by an Act of 1795 and completed in about 1800, part closed in 1921 and abandoned in 1935 - subsequently filled in.
Description:Was a 1 mile 1 furlong level canal linking to Sir Nigel Gresley's Canal - it was originally designed to link Gresley's canal to the canal to the Trent & Mersey but the final link was never completed.
History:Authorised by an Act of 1798, abandoned c.1851 closed in 1864.
|Newcastle upper canal|
|Newcastle-under-Lyme junction canal|
|Dates in the history of the three Newcastle canals|
Map showing the 3 Newcastle Canals
email: Steve Birks
Lost Canals & Waterways of Britain Ronald Russell
Victoria History of Stafford Vol II and VIII
1898 OS maps - The Godfrey Edition
Canals of North Staffordshire - Richard Dean
The rise of the Staffordshire Potteries - John Thomas
Andrew Dobraszczyc's notes
updated: 9 March 2003