Severn & Canal Carrying Co Ltd

For many years, the most important trader on the River Severn and its connecting waterways was the Severn & Canal Carrying Co Ltd. It had built up a large fleet of craft: narrowboats working mainly on the canals; barges, trows and tugs on the river itself; and sea-going craft working out into the Bristol Channel. The company came into existence in 1873 but could trace its roots much further back.

In Issue 2 - Summer 2006 Alan Faulkner looks at the history of Severn & Canal with a 10-page feature, from which this fleet list is taken. It lists the narrowboats in the fleet since 1892.


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
Alder (m)002/1935Gloucester 532
18/02/1935
Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol
Aldersley7204/1913Gloucester 477
11/04/1913
J. E. Perry & Sons, Wolverhampton
Antwerp1609/1902Gloucester 195
12/09/1902
ex Barnes & Chadbourn
Argo308/1886Gloucester 196
13/08/1886
ex S&CCS&STC
Ash (m)008/1934Gloucester 526
18/09/1934
Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol
Aston507/1902Gloucester 377
04/07/1902
Stourport Yard
Australia7907/1914Gloucester 418
09/10/1914
ex Chadbourn Son & Taylor, Gloucester
Avon3900/1873Gloucester 42
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Avon3912/1903Gloucester 388
04/12/1903
Stourport Yard
Bath1100/1874Gloucester 55
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Bath1109/1907Gloucester 429
20/09/1907
Stourport Yard
Beech (m)02/1935Gloucester 53107/02/1935Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, BristolSold to Charles Ballinger, 1952, renamed Olive
Belfast3207/1888Gloucester 227
16/11/1888
ex S&CCS&STC
Belfast8107/1914Gloucester 490
17/07/1914
Bakers, Stourport
Berkeley800/1874Gloucester 47
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Berkeley812/1908Gloucester 436
11/12/1908
Stourport Yard
Bilston3804/1889Gloucester 241
31/05/1889
ex S&CCS&STC
Bilston2609/1923Gloucester 506
21/09/1923
Beards, Hempstead Bridge
Birmingham711/1891Gloucester 276
13/11/1891
ex S&CCS&STC
Blackpole005/1928Birmingham 1506
18/05/1928
ex Cadbury Brothers Ltd, Bournville
Bloxwich6302/1896Gloucester 339
28/02/1896
Stourport Yard
Bournville005/1928Birmingham 1503
04/05/1928
ex Cadbury Brothers Ltd, Bournville
Bristol1902/1900Gloucester 359
02/03/1900
Stourport Yard
Bromsgrove3504/1904Gloucester 392
22/04/1904
Stourport Yard
Camp6510/1904Gloucester 396
07/10/1904
Stourport Yard
Cannock5205/1891Gloucester 265
29/05/1891
ex S&CCS&STC
Cannock3309/1925Gloucester 513
18/09/1925
W. H. Bowater Ltd, Birmingham
Cardiff1600/1874Gloucester 39
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Cardiff1308/1901Gloucester 370
05/09/1901
Stourport Yard
Compton112/1910Gloucester 450
06/01/1911
Stourport Yard
Cookley5504/1895Gloucester 333
26/04/1895
Stourport Yard
Cork2506/1886Gloucester 193
16/07/1886
ex S&CCS&STC
Cork3009/1911Gloucester 458
29/09/1911
Joseph Barnard, Llanthony
Cork (m)008/1935Gloucester 458
05/09/1935
ex horse boat
Cotswold6602/1905Gloucester 402
24/02/1905
Unknown ? ex Uxbridge 383 registration
Coventry1602/1889Gloucester 238
22/02/1889
ex S&CCS&STC
Cradley5403/1894Gloucester 317
20/03/1894
Stourport Yard
Dee3012/1888Gloucester 230
14/12/1888
ex S&CCS&STC
Dee1610/1910Gloucester 449
27/10/1910
Stourport Yard
Diglis2806/1893Gloucester 309
23/06/1893
Stourport Yard
Diglis1805/1923Gloucester 504
18/05/1923
George Farrin, Stoke Prior
Doris104/1927Gloucester 406
16/06/1905
ex Jacob Rice & Son, Gloucester
Dove2900/1875Not found
00/00/0000
ex S&CCS&STC
Droitwich6802/1906Gloucester 412
23/02/1906
Stourport Yard
Dublin1300/1873Gloucester 40
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Dublin202/1908Gloucester 430
21/02/1908
Stourport Yard
Dudley6000/1877Gloucester 108
08/04/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Dudley1507/1910Gloucester 445
08/07/1910
Stourport Yard
Eagle100/1874Not found
00/00/0000
ex S&CCS&STC
Elm (m)001/1935Gloucester 528
07/02/1935
Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol
Fazeley4906/1890Gloucester 253
13/06/1890
ex S&CCS&STC
Fazeley3103/1925Gloucester 511
20/03/1925
W. H. Bowater Ltd, Birmingham
Fir (m)01/1935Gloucester 52907/02/1935Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, BristolSold to Charles Ballinger, 1950, renamed Bridget
Frampton2902/1905Gloucester 400
24/02/1905
Joseph Barnard, Llanthony
Gloucester1002/1901Gloucester 364
15/02/1901
Stourport Yard
Hadzor6205/1912Gloucester 469
24/05/1912
Edward Tailby, West Bromwich
Hampstall603/1910Gloucester 442
18/03/1910
Stourport Yard
Hanbury005/1882Gloucester 169
12/05/1882
ex S&CCS&STC
Hanbury2112/1924Gloucester 510
02/01/1925
George Farrin, Stoke Prior
Hardwick5904/1912Gloucester 466
26/04/1912
Joseph Barnard, Llanthony
Hawford4402/1905Gloucester 399
10/02/1905
Stourport Yard
Hempstead3711/1906Gloucester 421
16/11/1906
Stourport Yard
Hereford5108/1879Gloucester 155
20/08/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Hereford2305/1911Gloucester 454
12/05/1911
Stourport Yard
Holt1709/1897Gloucester 347
01/10/1897
Stourport Yard
Hope1411/1885Gloucester 184
04/12/1885
ex S&CCS&STC
Hopwood3209/1912Gloucester 471
13/09/1912
Edward Tailby, West Bromwich
Hyde310/1915Gloucester 494
08/10/1915
J. E. Perry & Sons, Wolverhampton
India7807/1914Gloucester 417
03/07/1914
ex Chadbourn Son & Taylor, Gloucester
Industry6005/1910Gloucester 432
27/05/1910
ex John Wheeler, Gloucester
Jane4100/1874Gloucester 45
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Kempsey5700/1876Gloucester 48
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Kempsey5803/1912Gloucester 464
15/03/1912
Bakers, Stourport
Kinver4506/1899Gloucester 357
09/06/1899
Stourport Yard
Lenchford4704/1909Gloucester 437
16/04/1909
Stourport Yard
Limerick3401/1889Gloucester 236
25/01/1889
ex S&CCS&STC
Lincombe6404/1904Gloucester 393
22/04/1904
Stourport Yard
Louie604/1927Gloucester 465
15/03/1912
ex Jacob Rice & Son, Gloucester
Lydney2405/1886Gloucester 192
16/07/1886
ex S&CCS&STC
Lydney8006/1914Gloucester 489
19/06/1914
Joseph Barnard, Llanthony
Mendip6702/1905Gloucester 401
24/02/1905
Unknown ? ex Uxbridge 384 registration
Nepean2009/1902Gloucester 263
13/02/1903
ex Barnes & Chadbourn, Gloucester
Nepean7403/1913Gloucester 475
14/03/1913
George Farrin, Stoke Prior
Nero6101/1914Gloucester 487
16/01/1914
George Farrin, Stoke Prior
Netherton2201/1895Gloucester 329
04/01/1895
Stourport Yard
Newent3102/1892Gloucester 285
19/02/1892
ex S&CCS&STC
Newport002/1899Gloucester 355
17/03/1899
Stourport Yard
Nimrod2311/1888Gloucester 228
30/11/1888
ex S&CCS&STC
Nimrod7706/1913Gloucester 482
20/06/1913
George Farrin, Stoke Prior
No 1 (m)011/1927Gloucester 515
18/11/1927
Anderton Company, Middleport
No 2 (m)002/1928Stoke on Trent 900
Gloucester 523
00/00/1928
06/10/1933
Anderton Company, Middleport
No 3 (m)004/1928Birmingham 1505
04/05/1928
ex Cadbury Brothers Ltd, Bournville
No 3 (m)006/1932Gloucester 521
17/06/1932
ex Droitwich
No 4 (m)004/1928Birmingham 1504
04/05/1928
ex Cadbury Brothers Ltd, Bournville
No 4 (m)5011/1933Gloucester 524
Gloucester 535
17/11/1933
29/04/1938
ex Fazeley
No 5 (m)006/1929Birmingham 1523
30/08/1929
ex Cadbury Brothers Ltd, Bournville
No 5 (m)007/1931Gloucester 519
12/07/1931
ex Tipton
No 6 (m)006/1929Birmingham 1521
28/06/1929
ex Cadbury Brothers Ltd, Bournville
No 6 (m)010/1932Gloucester 522
16/12/1932
ex Dee
No 7 (m)007/1929Gloucester 517
16/07/1929
ex Bath
No 8 (m)7211/1929Gloucester 518
20/11/1929
ex Aldersley
Oak (m)008/1934Gloucester 527
18/09/1934
Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol
Oldbury900/1874Gloucester 53
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Oldbury909/1908Gloucester 434
18/09/1908
Stourport Yard
Penkridge7303/1913Gloucester 474
14/03/1913
Bakers, Stourport
Pine (m)002/1935Gloucester 530
07/02/1935
Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol
Pollie004/1927Gloucester 390
12/02/1904
ex Jacob Rice & Son, Gloucester
Poppy1404/1927Gloucester 488
27/02/1914
ex Jacob Rice & Son, Gloucester
Purton7003/1910Gloucester 443
18/03/1910
Joseph Barnard, Llanthony
Raymond1204/1927Gloucester 452
03/02/1911
ex Jacob Rice & Son, Gloucester
Rhydd6911/1909Gloucester 441
26/11/1909
Stourport Yard
Rotterdam4709/1902Gloucester 175
13/02/1903
ex Barnes & Chadbourn, Gloucester
Saltley4810/1889Gloucester 250
18/10/1889
ex S&CCS&STC
Saltley2210/1924Gloucester 508
17/10/1924
W. H. Bowater Ltd, Birmingham
Samuel004/1927Gloucester 462
05/01/1912
ex Jacob Rice & Son, Gloucester
Severn4401/1884Gloucester 171
25/01/1884
ex S&CCS&STC
Sharpness5800/1876Gloucester 91
08/04/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Sharpness2412/1910Gloucester 451
03/02/1911
Joseph Barnard, Llanthony
Smethwick5900/1876Gloucester 34
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Smethwick5102/1912Gloucester 463
02/02/1912
Bakers, Stourport
Stoke2010/1910Gloucester 448
14/10/1910
Edward Tailby, West Bromwich
Stourbridge6100/1877Gloucester 44
24/03/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Stourport5600/1876Gloucester 6
11/02/1879
ex S&CCS&STC
Stourport1411/1922Gloucester 502
17/11/1922
W. H. Bowater Ltd, Birmingham
Stratford5705/1912Gloucester 468
10/05/1912
Bakers, Stourport
Stroud411/1904Gloucester 398
18/11/1904
Stourport Yard
Susan204/1927Gloucester 438
14/05/1909
ex Jacob Rice & Son, Gloucester
Swan (m)2607/1934Gloucester 525
18/09/1934
ex BILSTON
Swansea4202/1891Gloucester 261
20/02/1891
ex S&CCS&STC
Swindon2512/1911Gloucester 460
02/02/1912
Stourport Yard
Tame4600/1873Gloucester 127
Gloucester 298
16/04/1879
16/09/1892
ex S&CCS&STC
Tettenhall7605/1913Gloucester 479
08/05/1913
J. E. Perry & Sons, Wolverhampton
Tewkesbury5301/1886Gloucester 186
26/02/1886
ex S&CCS&STC
Thames4607/1898Gloucester 351
05/08/1898
Stourport Yard
Tipton1210/1891Gloucester 274
13/11/1891
ex S&CCS&STC
Upton2606/1890Gloucester 257
11/07/1890
ex S&CCS&STC
Walsall2704/1887Gloucester 207
06/05/1887
ex S&CCS&STC
Walsall2107/1915Gloucester 493
16/07/1915
J. E. Perry & Sons, Wolverhampton
Warragambo1509/1902Gloucester 239
02/01/1903
ex Barnes & Chadbourn, Gloucester
Warwick5006/1890Gloucester 254
13/06/1890
ex S&CCS&STC
Wightwick5612/1913Gloucester 486
15/12/1913
Bakers, Stourport
Wilden3308/1892Gloucester 297
02/09/1892
Stourport Yard
Wilden2811/1924Gloucester 509
14/11/1924
Stourport Yard
Willow (m)002/1935Gloucester 533
18/02/1935
Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol
Wolverley7110/1912Gloucester 473
25/10/1912
Bakers, Stourport
Worcester1801/1897Gloucester 343
08/01/1897
Stourport Yard
Worcester707/1922Gloucester 501
07/07/1922
George Farrin, Stoke Prior
Wordesley4303/1893Gloucester 308
17/03/1893
Stourport Yard
Wulfruna7506/1913Gloucester 483
20/06/1913
J. E. Perry & Sons, Wolverhampton

This table is partly based on a list of canal boats in the company's records dated March 1942, which goes back to almost 1900, but no records have been found for the original Severn & Canal Carrying Shipping & Steam Towing Co Ltd (S&CCS&STC). Hence the exact date when some of these boats joined the fleet cannot be accurately determined. This is indicated by an '00' entry.

(m) denotes a motorboat.

As boats were replaced in the fleet, their names were often re-used, sometimes with the same fleet number, but sometimes with a different number.