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Description: Top Lock of Three, Smethwick Locks, with Attached Footbridge (Approximately 270 Metres West, South W
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219244
OS Grid Reference: SP0242088962
OS Grid Coordinates: 402420, 288962
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4986, -1.9658
SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SP 08 NW
Wolverhampton Level, Smethwick
9/40 Top lock of three,
Smethwick Locks, with
30.3.87 attached footbridge (approx
270m west,south west of
Canal lock and footbridge. Probably 1790 when the original Smethwick summit
level of 1769 was lowered to that of the Wolverhampton pound. Brick with sand-
stone kerbstones partly replaced by concrete. Cast-iron sluice gear at upper
and lower ends. Single gates. The lower end of the lock chamber is spanned by
a brick footbridge which has a single elliptical arch and parapets with sand-
stone copings, partly rebuilt on the east side. The locks were by-passed when
the Smethwick cutting on the Birmingham Level was completed in 1829.
Listing NGR: SP0242088962
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Source: English Heritage
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