The Prees Branch

The Prees Branch on the Llangollen Canal is today a short branch that leads to Whixhall Marina. It was originally longer, reaching Quina Brook, though like many canal schemes it didn’t reach its original goal of Prees.

The bridge names have come from the 1902 Ordnance Survey map. Interestingly this map also refers to the branch as the Edstaston Branch. I’d never heard it referred to by this name before, though this makes sense, as the branch passed Edstaston, but never reached Prees.

Some of this section of canal is now a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Download the Prees Branch overlay. (Google Earth required)

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