Description: Middle Lock, Spon Lane Locks Birmingham Canal Wolverhampton Level
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219240
OS Grid Reference: SP0013489896
OS Grid Coordinates: 400134, 289896
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5070, -1.9994
SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SP 08 NW
Wolverhampton Level, W.Bromwich
9/36 Middle 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: SP0013489896
Source: English Heritage
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