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Year

Name

Occupation

Location


Census

1841

Samuel Allen

Canal Clerk

Huddlesford

Age 26

Census

1851

Jasper Perkins

Lock Keeper on Canal

Canal Stop. Huddlesford

Age 50

Whites Trade Directory

1851

Jasper Perkins,

toll collector

Huddlesford


Post Office Directory

1860

Jasper Perkins

canal toll collector,

Huddlesford


Census

1861

Jasper Perkins

Toll Clerk (Canal)

Whittington

Age 60

Census

1871

Jasper Perkins

Toll Collector

Canal Office, Huddlesford

Age 71

Census

1871

Joseph Fallows

Canal Office Clerk

Office Cottage, Huddlesford

Age 26

Census

1881

Charles Smith

Canal Clerk

Whittington (Huddlesford?)

Age 49

Census

1881

Joseph Fallows

Canal Clerk

Whittington (Huddlesford?)

Age 37

Census

1891

Charles Smith

Canal Clerk & Toll Collector

The Stop, Huddlesford

Age 58

Census

1891

Charles Capper

Canal Toll Clerk

The Stop, Huddlesford

Age 25

Census

1901

Charles Smith

Canal Clerk

Huddlesford

Age 69

Census

1901

Charles T Capper

Canal Toll Clerk

Huddlesford

Age 34

Census

1911

William Smith

Canal Toll Collector

The Stop, Huddlesford

Age 38

Census

1911

Charles Capper

Canal Toll Collector

The Stop, Huddlesford

Age 45

The Stop At Huddlesford

The Stop at Huddlesford marks the end of the Wyrley and Essington canal and its junction with the Coventry Canal.


The Coventry Canal was built by the Coventry Canal Company, formed in 1768 and started work on the Canal from Coventry to Atherstone before running out of money in 1769.  It was extended down to Fazeley but the link to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Fradley was not completed until 1789 and was built by the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Company.


The Wyley and Essington extension from Ogley Hay to Huddlesford as built and completed by the Wyrley and Essington Canal Company in 1797.  The Stop marks the junction of these two canals. Two cottages housing the Toll Collectors were built to ensure the companies got their payment.


Bob Houghton

Huddlesford Junction in 1954

Historical Records

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