Historic Maps and Plans of Inland Navigation




Canalmaps ref. A900
Waterway Montgomeryshire Canal
Title Shropshire Union Railway, Newtown to Crewe
Description Parliamentary plan
Date 1845
Scale 5 chains/inch
Size in inches Originally in sheets approx 30 x 24
Medium/format Prepared in multiple engraved sheets with part plan/section on each.  This item with plans pasted up as a continuous strip, sectioned and mounted on cloth folding in hard covers.  Considerable contemporary annotation in ink, wash, and pencil.
Source Formerly in the ownership of the SUR&CCo.
Notes One of three schemes prepared by the Shropshire Union Railways and Canal Company for which Acts were obtained in 1846, mainly involving the conversion of parts of their canal system into railways.  This line from Newtown to Crewe was not subsequently built.  This plan has been extensively annotated with land ownerships and engineering detail, including various proposed amendments to the route of the authorised railwa y.  It gives good detail of the existing canal installations.  Only a small extract of the plan is shown here, covering the line through Welshpool.