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Description: Bottom Lock, Spon Lane Locks Birmingham Canal Wolverhampton Level
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219239
OS Grid Reference: SO9981989910
OS Grid Coordinates: 399819, 289910
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5071, -2.0041
SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SO 98 NE
Wolverhampton Level, W. Bromwich
8/35 Bottom Lock,
Spon Lane Locks
One of flight of three locks on Wolverhampton Level of Birmingham Canal.
Probably 1790, when Brindley's original flight of six locks built in 1769
was reduced to the present three; some C20 repairs. Brick, with sandstone
kerbstones partly replaced by concrete. Cast-iron sluice gear. Upper gate
single, lower gate double. The Old Main Line, on the Wolverhampton Level,
was by-passed by Telford's New Main Line on the Birmingham Level in 1829.
(Paget-Tomlinson, E W, "The Complete Book of Canal and River Navigations",
1978, p 95).
Listing NGR: SO9981989910
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Source: English Heritage
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