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Top Lock, Factory Locks (Approximately 15 Metres West of Factory Road Bridge) Birmingham Canal Birmi, Tipton

Description: Top Lock, Factory Locks (Approximately 15 Metres West of Factory Road Bridge) Birmingham Canal Birmi

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219203

OS Grid Reference: SO9512092666
OS Grid Coordinates: 395120, 292666
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5318, -2.0734

Location: Factory Road, West Bromwich, Sandwell DY4 9DJ

Locality: Tipton
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: DY4 9DJ

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Listing Text

SO 99 SE
Birmingham Level, Tipton
4/4 Top Lock,
Factory Locks (approx 15m
west of Factory Road


One of flight of three locks. Circa 1829. Engineer Thomas Telford. Brick
with sandstone kerbs to lock chambers, now partly replaced by concrete. Cast
iron sluice gear at upper side. Single gates. This flight of locks raises
Telford's New Main Line, on the Birmingham Level, up to the 473 feet Wolverhampton

Listing NGR: SO9512092666

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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