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Middle Lock, Spon Lane Locks Birmingham Canal Wolverhampton Level, West Bromwich

Description: Middle Lock, Spon Lane Locks Birmingham Canal Wolverhampton Level

Grade: II
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

Location: M5, West Bromwich, Sandwell B70 7JZ

Locality: West Bromwich
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: B70 7JZ

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Listing Text

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

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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