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Description: Bottom Lock and Attached Cantilever Footbridge, Factory Locks (Approximately 50 Meters North of Furn
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219205
OS Grid Reference: SO9529192622
OS Grid Coordinates: 395291, 292622
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5314, -2.0708
SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SO 99 SE
Birmingham Level, Tipton
4/6 Bottom lock and attached
Factory Locks (approx 50m
north of Furnace Parade)
One of flight of three locks and attached footbridge. 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.
Across the lower end of the lock chamber is a cast-iron footbridge cantilevered
from the southern bank, so allowing a tow rope to pass through the gap between
it and the northern bank. The sides are each cast in one piece, with a handrail
curving up from a flat deck, and are pierced to form a cross-braced pattern.
This flight of locks raises Telford's New Main Line, on the Birmingham Level,
up to the 473 feet Wolverhampton Level.
Listing NGR: SO9529192622
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Source: English Heritage
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