Certificate no 2385
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Dudley
Vessel type Tanker
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address www.bclm.co.uk


Builder Fellows, Morton & Clayton, Uxbridge
Built in 1937
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Other
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


3.50 feet (1.07 m)
Length: Overall
71.00 feet (21.66 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



STOUR is a narrow boat of wooden construction with a Bolinder-Munktell 15hp engine. She was built by Fellows Morton & Clayton at Uxbridge in 1937. She was one of eight ordered by Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Limited and initially worked in the London area and later worked the 'port run' from the Stanlow refinery to the Shellmex depot near Oldbury. When this traffic ended in 1955, STOUR was used to carry gas tar to the Midland Tar Distilleries at Oldbury. In 1966 she was sold and converted for pleasure cruising. In 1990 the boat was restored to its original condition at the Black Country Museum thanks to the generosity of the boat’s owners and a mixture of volunteers. The boat was subsequently purchased by the Museum.

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