Description: Aldersley Junction Bridge
Birmingham Canal No 21 (Bottom) Lock
Date Listed: 31 March 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 378331
OS Grid Reference: SJ9029001126
OS Grid Coordinates: 390290, 301126
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6078, -2.1448
SJ90SW BIRMINGHAM CANAL
895-1/2/62 No 21 (Bottom) Lock and Aldersley
Lock and bridge. 1785; restored 1980s. James Brindley with
R.Whitworth and S.Simcock, engineers. Brick with stone coping.
Bridge has brick elliptical arch with stone key and straight
parapets; ramp to north side; approx 3.5m wide. Lock to east
has double lower and single upper gates. One of of flight of
21 locks on the Birmingham Canal, Wolverhampton level. Lock
No.21 was added approximately 15 years after the main flight
(c1785). The original Lock No.20 was found to be too deep.
Lock No.20 was therefore altered in 1785 and Lock 21 added.
Listing NGR: SJ9029001126
Source: English Heritage
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