Sunday, 17 May 2020

Withymoor Branch - Windmill End

Withymoor Branch - Windmill End


The Withymoor was a short branch canal near Windmill End, built to reach the Withymoor brick Works at Darby End, with its entrance lining up into the Withymoor Furnaces basin, in 1843. 

Although the scene below looks quite urban, this area was covered with a chain works and a boat dock. The Windmill end of the canal to Netherton Turnpike Road Bridge you can see in the centre of the picture was sold in 1965 with the southern section sold to Dudley Council the year before for use as the housing estate we see today.










The above photos have been assembled from various sources, including those freely found on the internet. My thanks go to the many photographers alive and dead who have contributed to this collection and in so doing, are keeping the memory of these lost canals alive. These images are reproduced for ease of research are are not necessarily the property of this blog, and as such should not be used for commercial gain without the explicit permission of the owner (whoever that may be).

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