Heritage Towpath Trail

Catshill Junction


Catshill Junction marks the start of the Wyrley & Essington Canal to Lichfield. The Wyrley and Essington Canal was authorised by Act of Parliament in 1792 for the transportation of coal from Wyrley and Essington to the north of Bloxwich into the urban centre of Wolverhampton.  
A second act in 1794 authorised an extension to Huddlesford Junction east of Lichfield.  

Ogley Hay Steam flour Mill (aka Brownhills Flour Mill) thought to date from the 1840's and was equiped with 4 pairs of french grinding wheels driven by a 35HP steam engine with a Cornish boiler and used to employ 4 millers.

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