The Wyrley and Essington Canal

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Virtual Walks-6 The Cannock Extension from Pelsall Junction (May 2003 onward)
Wyrley and Essington Canal
Visit the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust web site to find out about the Trust that was formed in 1988 and is a registered charity. It campaigns for the restoration of the "Lichfield Canal" (as the closed section of the W&E between Ogley and Huddlesford is now called) and also the Hatherton Canal through the Cannock / A5 area. It promotes the restoration as public amenities for boating, angling, walking, cycling etc. and raises funds to carry out physical restoration work.

I have been greatly helped in this "Virtual Walk" by the National Library of Scotland who offer "This application that allows a set of historical map overlays to be viewed (against current maps)". Without this impressive research tool identifying long lost routes is unreliable or almost impossible.

I have been able to check some of the pointers used below but there are many that are imposible to check and may be inacurate!

CE020 Pelsall Junction - 12 miles 7 furlongs from Horseley Fields Junction, Wolverhampton.
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6377, -1.9726)

Left towards Wolverhampton. ( See Virtual Walks-7 )

Straight ahead over the footbridge to the Cannock Extension branch.

Right towards Brownhills. ( See Virtual Walks-3).

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.63770&mlon=-1.97259#map=18/52.63769/-1.97259

CE020 Pelsall Junction Bridge footbridge

taken looking West - 17/1/2014.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.63768&mlon=-1.97224#map=18/52.63769/-1.97224

Access from Pelsall via Nest Common on the left.

Access from the Cannock Extension Canal and Pelsall North Common
over the footbridge to the right.

CE030 Friar Bridge - at the start of Cannock Extension branch.

furlong from Pelsall Junction

(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6383, -1.9726)
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.63838&mlon=-1.97263#map=18/52.63838/-1.97263

Taken looking North from Pelsall Junction - 17/1/2014.

Access from Pelsall North Common.
Access from Pelsall via Nest Common and over the footbridge out of shot on the right.

The sign indicates what was the plan for connecting a restored Hatherton Branch Canal to the W&E via the Cannock Extension branch. Due to various problems the LHCRT now plan that a connection to the W&E will be a little farther along the route to Wolverhampton.
See Virtual Walks-7 Pelsall Junction to Lord Hayes Branch for more details.

CE030 - buildings north of Friar Bridge (Pelsall Stop)

To the left
Pelsall Stop Cottage

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.63854&mlon=-1.97273#map=18/52.63854/-1.97272

To the right
The two cottages at Pelsall Stop now numbered BCN211 and BCN212

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.63855&mlon=-1.97244#map=18/52.63855/-1.97245

CE040 Pelsall Common Bridge

Pelsall Common Bridge – looking north

1 furlongs from Pelsall Junction

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.64042&mlon=-1.97253#map=18/52.64042/-1.97253
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6404, -1.9725)

Taken looking North.

Access from Pelsall North Common.

CE050 Green Bridge

3 furlongs from Pelsall Junction

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.64257&mlon=-1.97243#map=18/52.64256/-1.97242
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6425, -1.9724)

Taken looking North.

Access to and from farmer's fields only.

CE070 Wyrley Grove Wharf

5 furlongs from Pelsall Junction

CE070 Wyrley Grove Bridge (or Wyrley Lane Bridge)

5 furlongs from Pelsall Junction

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.64630&mlon=-1.97226#map=18/52.64630/-1.97225
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6462, -1.9722)

Taken looking North.

Access from Wyrley Lane.

CE080 Wyrley Common Bridge The canal narrows where a railway bridge passed over the canal.

The mineral railway to Wyrley Common Pit ran to the right (east) and to Grove Collery and wharfs to the left (west).

1 mile and 1 furlongs from Pelsall Junction

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65153&mlon=-1.97202#map=18/52.65153/-1.97202
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6515, -1.9720)

Taken looking North.

Access from public footpath to Lime Lane.

CE90 Grove Collery Wharfs (or Grove Basins) ---- For Brownhills Colliery Grove Pit (Wyrley Grove Colliery).
Taken looking West.

This was intended to be the start of the new route to the Hatherton Branch of the Staffs and Worcester, replacing the lost section that is described below. The early part of the new canal would have followed the line of the old tramway that delivered cable pulled coal tubs to the canal wharf.

The Hatherton Canal is now expected to join the W&E via the Lords Hays Branch west of Pelsall Junction. See Virtual Walks-7 Pelsall Junction to Lord Hayes Branch for more details.

1 mile 1 furlongs from Pelsall Junction
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65204&mlon=-1.97206#map=18/52.65203/-1.97206
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6521, -1.9721)

Visit the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust web site to find out about the Trust that was formed in 1988 and is a registered charity. It campaigns for the restoration of the Hatherton Canal from the Wyrley and Essington, through the Cannock / A5 area to meet the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Hatherton Junction, Calf Heath. It promotes the restoration as public amenities for boating, angling, walking, cycling etc. and raises funds to carry out physical restoration work.
CE090 Grove Collery Basins.

Taken looking West.
on the left the south basin
on the right the north basin

1 mile 1 furlongs from Pelsall Junction
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65204&mlon=-1.97206#map=18/52.65203/-1.97206
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6521, -1.9721)

CE095 Grove Collery tramway from Brownhills No.3 Colliery

Further to the west --- Brownhills No.3 Colliery (Wyrley No.3) (also "Harrison's" or "Sinking" or No.3 Plant)

This pit was connected to basins via cable tramway.

The cableway ran from the basins along a dead straight line. Trees or overgrown hedging can still be seen along part of the route.

Grove Collery - https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65362&mlon=-1.97378#map=17/52.65362/-1.97378

Brownhills No.3 Colliery - https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65861&mlon=-2.00237#map=17/52.65861/-2.00237

Taken to the west of the basins - May 1990.
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CE100 Pelsall Road Bridge (the old bridge)
1 mile 3 furlongs from Pelsall Junction
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65407&mlon=-1.97182#map=17/52.65407/-1.97182
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https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6541, -1.9718)

(photo taken 2/6/2007)
Taken looking back South.
Access from Lime Lane.

The old bridge (taken 2003).

Taken looking North.
Access from Lime Lane.

The old bridge sign.
Taken looking North - photo 2/6/2007

CE110 Pelsall Road Bridge (the new bridge)

The new bridge dated 2008 with the remaining brickwork of the old bridge in front of it (taken 1/4/2009).

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65435&mlon=-1.97179#map=17/52.65435/-1.97179
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6544, -1.9719)

Taken looking North.
Access from Lime Lane.

CE120 Norton Common Basin ? For Conduit No.1 pit via tramway
1 mile 5 furlongs from Pelsall Junction.

Hidden in the undergrowth beside the towpath.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65659&mlon=-1.97153#map=17/52.65659/-1.97153
https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6566, -1.9715)

CE130 Norton Canes Docks

1 mile 5 furlongs from Pelsall Junction.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65747&mlon=-1.97213#map=17/52.65747/-1.97213
https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6581, -1.9716)

Yates Brothers Boatyard - The site of the Yates canal empire that once consisted of a fleet of 400 boats. The site is now occupied by Norton Canes Boatbuilders and Denis Cooper's Canal Transport Services boat yard.

In 1982 the boatyard of M.E. Braine Boatbuilders Ltd. on this stretch of the canal was used to film the BBC Play For Today “Atlantis”. The comedy drama, staring Frank Middlemass, was transmitted on 4 January 1983. It was about the conversion of an old narrow boat into a pleasure cruiser. The show ended with a sting in the tail when the boat started its first trip but did not get very far. Peter Terson (pseudonym of Peter Patterson) had written the play while he was living on a boat here.
Does anyone remember the programme or Peter when he lived on the water here?

Viewed from tow path opposite (Access to boat yard premises from Lime Lane, near Yates Sports & Social Club) - photo taken 2/6/2007.

CE140 Yates Sports & Social Club

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65858&mlon=-1.97284#map=17/52.65858/-1.97283
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6586, -1.9728)

- a reminder of the site of the Yates canal empire.

(2021 - now closed down?)

Access from Lime Lane - no access to the canal tow path at this site.

photo taken 2/6/2007

CE150 Watling Street Bridge (A5)

A representation of lock gates and a tying up bollard.

To the left is a bench carved in the shape of a canal bridge and look back up the dead straight canal.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.65985&mlon=-1.97155#map=17/52.65985/-1.97156
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6600, -1.9714)

Taken looking south.

Access from Watling Street.

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The majority of the rest of the original canal has disappeared underneath infilling, housing, industrial development and the new M6 Toll motorway. Coal was the main load carried by the canal, but eventually subsidence due to deep coal mining and a large area of opencast coal mining obliterated most of the line. The rest of the line took the following route........
Warning! - This route has been long derelict. Remember that this route should not be thought of as a public right of way.
Most importantly,
note that breaking a leg in the middle of nowhere is hazardous to health.
CE155 Watling Street (A5) north side

The local authority has confirmed its ownership of the footpath along the route of the disused Cannock Extension Canal from the A5 to the M6toll.

It may currently be fenced off and impassable due to its overgrown condition?

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66011&mlon=-1.97147#map=17/52.66011/-1.97146

CE160 Norton Basin ? A small basin beside A5 Watling Street (east toward Blacksmiths / Moss's Farm)
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6601, -1.9713)
CE170 Norton Green Bridge or Nortongreen Bridge

The line of the canal from the A5 Watling Street runs from top right to bottom left.

The canal would have passed under Norton Green Bridge or Nortongreen Bridge (now the west bound carriageway of the M6Toll) which took Albutts Road/Commonside over the canal.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66255&mlon=-1.97133#map=17/52.66255/-1.97132
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6625, -1.9714)

Photo taken from Walsall Road – looking south towards the A5 Watling Street. - 24/2/2016.
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CE180 Norton Green Wharf ?
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66437&mlon=-1.97132#map=17/52.66437/-1.97132
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https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6642, -1.9715)

Was there a wharf here - or does "Norton Green Wharf" refer to the point after BCN House No.213 (see below) where the canal passes north of Conduit No.4 Colliery (Norton Green Colliery)?

At various places the brickwork of the towpath edge can still be seen.

To walk along the route of the canal use the public footpath from Walsall Road beside the toll road.

NOTE – walking to Walsall Road may not be possible and the first part of the public footpath may require forcing through the encroaching brambles!
Once back on the line of the canal the going is easier.

Photo taken looking north along the line of the canal from the M6Toll to Bettys Lane. - 24/2/2016.
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CE190 New Road Bridge

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66485&mlon=-1.97136#map=17/52.66484/-1.97135
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6647, -1.9713)

The remains of the abutments of New Road Bridge that passed over the canal.
The bridge took a track south-east to meet Albutts Road/Commonside.

Photo taken looking south - back along the line of the canal from Bettys Lane to the M6Toll. - 24/2/2016.
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CE200 Foredrove Bridge

Where the canal crossed under Betty's Lane on to Red Lion Lane (or Red Lion Road as it was once called)

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66645&mlon=-1.97125#map=17/52.66645/-1.97126
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6664, -1.9712)

Photo taken looking back south from Conduit Road where Bettys Lane (running from left to right) was taken over the canal by Foredrove Bridge. - 24/2/2016.
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CE210 Norton Springs Branch to Norton Springs Basin (north)

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66726&mlon=-1.97140#map=17/52.66725/-1.97140
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6668, -1.9706)

Level with the first car the canal was crossed by a railway line running north-west (to the left) and almost immediately after the canal also veered off to the north-west

Conduit Road – named after Conduit No.3 Colliery (Jerome's) that lay at the end of the road and was served by canal basins that ran along the line of the right-hand side of the road for three quarters of its length.

Photo taken looking north along Conduit Road from Bettys Lane (running from left to right) - 24/2/2016.
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CE210 Norton Springs Branch to Norton Springs Basin (north)
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6668, -1.9706)

North of the basins was Conduit No.3 Colliery (Jerome's)

At the junction of Brownhills Road and Burntwood Road, Norton Canes is a small park with some reminders of the mining history of the area.
for Conduit No.4 Colliery (Norton Green Colliery) and Conduit No.3 Colliery (Jerome's)
Park location ---- https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.67489&mlon=-1.97097#map=17/52.67490/-1.97096
(www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.674726, -1.970966)

Photo taken - 9/2/2016.
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CE220 Norton Branch Railway (LNWR) - crossed over the canal.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66720&mlon=-1.97172#map=17/52.66720/-1.97171
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https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6673, -1.9714)
CE230 Hednesford Road Bridge - took Hednesford Road over the canal (now Walsall Road B4154)

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66898&mlon=-1.97407#map=17/52.66898/-1.97407
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6687, -1.9741)

The canal crossed from right to left under Hednesford Road Bridge and running north-west, followed the line of Mere Croft (off Norton Grange).

Just beyond the site of the crossing is Lock Keepers Close – the site of BCN house No. 213.

Photo taken looking north along Walsall Road at its junction with Norton Grange - 24/2/2016.
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Looking west across Walsall Road at its junction with Lock Keepers Close
Photo taken - 24/2/2016.
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CE240 BCN House No.213

On Walsall Road - probably at its junction with the new development called Lock Keepers Close.

The canal cottage was probably on the site of the first house on the right.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66918&mlon=-1.97426#map=17/52.66918/-1.97425


Photo from "The Other Sixty Miles" by Richard Chester-Browne - published by BCN Society 1981
CE250 Wharf - (see Norton Green Wharf above ?)
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.66937&mlon=-1.97596#map=17/52.66937/-1.97597
(
https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6692, -1.9758)

Was there a wharf here - or does "Norton Green Wharf" refer to a point near New Road Bridge (see above)?

At the junction of Brownhills Road and Burntwood Road, Norton Canes is a small park with some reminders of the mining history of the area.
for Conduit No.4 Colliery (Norton Green Colliery) and Conduit No.3 Colliery (Jerome's)
Park location ---- (www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.674726, -1.970966)

Photo taken - 9/2/2016.
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CE260 Norton Branch Railway (LNWR) - crossed over the canal - again.
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6701, -1.9780)
CE270 Norton Common Bridge which took Chapel Street over the canal. Norton Common Bridge took Church Road/Chapel Street over canal.

Looking north-west from Cema Park to the junction of Chapel Street / Castlecroft.
The site of Norton Common Bridge.
The canal passed under Chapel Street and went straight ahead along the line of the start of Castlecroft. The house to the right is “Bridge Cottage 1899”.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.67043&mlon=-1.97895#map=17/52.67043/-1.97895
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6704, -1.9791)

CE280 Badger's Bridge

At the brow of the hill the bridge took Stokes Lane over the canal. (now near Washbrook Lane.)
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.67132&mlon=-1.98257#map=17/52.67131/-1.98258
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6716, -1.9826)

Following the road around to the left a retaining wall of the canal is beside Washbrook Lane.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.67189&mlon=-1.98425#map=17/52.67188/-1.98424

CE290 Wharf - for tramway north to Coppice Colliery at Five Ways.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.67189&mlon=-1.98425#map=17/52.67188/-1.98424
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6722, -1.9842)

CE300 Silvester's Bridge which took Norton Lane over the canal.

Looking north-west along Norton Lane.

Just before the brow of the hill and probably level with the gate on the right Silvester's Bridge took the canal west under Norton Lane to Silvester's Wharf.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.67359&mlon=-1.99223#map=17/52.67358/-1.99223
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6736, -1.9923)

CE310 Silvester Wharf

3 mile 1 furlongs from Pelsall Junction.

(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6736, -1.9942)

CE320 Kingswood Bridge (or Kings Wood Bridge)

The site of Kings Wood Bridge which took a farm track over the canal (marked with arrow - at the back of the new unit).
The canal would have run from Kings Wood Bridge from the right and run on to the left, across the new Cley Road and on towards Rumer Hill Junction.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.67420&mlon=-2.00491#map=17/52.67420/-2.00491
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6740, -2.0051)

CE330 Leacroft Wharf and railway (with tunnel) to Cannock and Leacroft Colliery.
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6770, -2.0110)
CE340 High Bridge took Washbrook Lane (Leacroft) over the canal.
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6777, -2.0119)
CE350 Rummer Hill Junction with the Churchbridge Branch Canal leading on to Staffs & Worcestershire Canal link

4 miles 2 furlongs from Pelsall Junction.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.6783&mlon=-2.0123#map=16/52.6783/-2.0123
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6784, -2.0125)

See Virtual Walks-8 Churchbridge Branch Canal for more details.

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CE360 Rummer Hill Wharf - now lost under the A460 Eastern Way
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6826, -2.0165)
CE370 Rummer Hill Bridge

At this point the canal swung from north-west to north-east and now follows the line of the eastern lane of current A460 Eastern Way dual carriageway.
Rumer Hill Bridge took York Road over the canal.
The now truncated York Road is to the left of the photo behind the trees.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.6830&mlon=-2.0162#map=16/52.6830/-2.0162
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6831, -2.0163)

CE380 Leacroft Bridge took Mill Green over the canal.

This is at the A5190 Lichfield Road / A460 Eastern Way island with a rough marking of Leacroft Bridge and the line of the canal towards Hednesford.to the right.
In the corner is the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands shopping complex.

Taken looking ahead west along the A5190 Lichfield Road towards Cannock.
To the right A460 Eastern Way following the line of the canal (north) towards Hednesford.
To the left A460 Eastern Way following the line of the canal (south) towards Rummer Hill Junction.
Behind the camera, the A5190 Lichfield Road runs east towards Heath Hayes.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.68615&mlon=-2.01414#map=17/52.68615/-2.01414
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6861, -2.0142)

CE390 Park Bridge

Park Bridge - a footbridge passed over the canal near Park Farm.
Looking north along the A460 Eastern Way.
The overgrown land to the right of A460 Eastern Way covers the towpath side of the canal as it runs north towards Hednesford – now part of a dual carriageway required for access to Mill Green Outlet Village.
Opened on 12 April 2021 as McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.68905&mlon=-2.01299#map=17/52.68905/-2.01299
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6893, -2.0128)

CE400 Hawkes Green Aqueduct

Hawkes Green Aqueduct took the canal over Hawks Green Lane that runs from left to right.
The lost canal follows the line of current A460 Eastern Way.
Looking north along the A460 Eastern Way at the junction with Hawks Green Lane and Hemlock Way.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.69331&mlon=-2.00967#map=17/52.69331/-2.00967
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6933, -2.0100)

CE410 Rail bridge

LNWR Norton Extension Branch Railway was carried over the canal
Looking north along the A460 Eastern Way at the point where the road veers off to the left leaving the line of the canal that went straight to follow the line of the current Hyssop Close that is hidden behind the trees.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.69512&mlon=-2.00864#map=17/52.69512/-2.00864 .
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6951, -2.0087)

CE420 Hemlocks Bridge

Hemlocks Bridge took a farm track over the canal.
Looking north where the canal follows the line of the current Hyssop Close.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.69692&mlon=-2.00729#map=17/52.69691/-2.00728
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6957, -2.0075)

Ordinance Survey map of the 1880s showing Hednesford Basin, the Globe Inn and East Cannock Colliery. The "current" pub "The Globe in Hednesford" has little left apart from its sign.

a larger map is available via Flickr.
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CE430 Tramway north via the Globe to East Cannock Colliery

The footpath leading toward the site of Hednesford canal basin is on the left (see red arrow).

To the right are the remains of the Globe pub behind the pub, farther to the right, was East Cannock Colliery.

Taken from the A460 Old Hednesford Road – looking towards Cannock. - 10/2/2016.

Location of footpath - https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.70031&mlon=-2.00626#map=17/52.70031/-2.00625
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https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6976, -2.0071)

Tramway crossing point - https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.70031&mlon=-2.00626#map=17/52.70031/-2.00625

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CE440 Hednesford Basin Wharf (East Cannock Basin) - start of.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.69862&mlon=-2.00580#map=17/52.69862/-2.00581
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6986, -2.0059)

CE450 BCN House No.215 and 216

May 1984 – the last days of Hednesford canal basin. I believe the two houses are BCN Houses No.215 and 216.

In the background to the left are the stepped rooflines of workshops that still stand in Chaseside Drive.

Taken - May 1984.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.69926&mlon=-2.00541#map=17/52.69926/-2.00541
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https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6991, -2.0057)
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CE460 Hednesford Basin Wharf (East Cannock Basin) - end of.

May 1984 – the last days of Hednesford canal basin.

Taken - May 1984.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.69936&mlon=-2.00364#map=17/52.69936/-2.00365
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6994, -2.0042)

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CE470 Littleworth Branch Railway (LNWR) running east from the end of basin

5 miles 6 furlongs from Pelsall Junction.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=52.69936&mlon=-2.00364#map=17/52.69936/-2.00365
(https://www.google.co.uk/maps pointer ---- 52.6996, -2.0028)

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