Information for record number MWA3461:
Disused Canal to W of Cathiron Bridge, Cathiron

Summary The site of a disused canal and canal wharf, where vessels would have loaded and unloaded goods during the Imperial period. It was located on the west side of Cathiron Bridge, and was marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1885.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Canal Wharf
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Harborough Magna
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 46 78
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 There is a branch of the canal leading in a SW, then SE direction towards a former lime works. The canal (a branch of the Oxford canal) was possibly built in 1793 when the rest of the canal was built, it terminated in a wharf probably used to load lime from the works.
2 The canal was abandoned before 1885 when the OS marked it "the Old canal" on the OS 6" map.
3 It is still flooded, but there is no longer any sign of the wharf, and the small north-east extension has dried up. This is the Fennis Field Limeworks branch of the Oxford canal, formed when the canal was straightened in 1834. It was originally built as the winding main canal cut between 1771-74.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1805
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1805
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Source No:
Source Type: Map
Title: 23SW 1:10560 1887 2nd edition
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1887
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Warks 23SW
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Kilburn C D
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4385
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument WHARF * A large wooden structure built alongside the water's edge where ships may lie for unloading. back
monument BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. back
monument CANAL WHARF * A large wooden structure built alongside the edge of a canal where narrow boats may lie for the loading and unloading of goods. back
monument LIME WORKS * A site where lime (calcium carbonate) is made. back
monument SIGN * A board, wall painting or other structure displaying advice, giving information or directions back
monument WORKS * Usually a complex of buildings for the processing of raw materials. Use specific type where known. back

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