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Towpath Bridge at Soho Foundry (Approximately 160 Metres East of Rabone Lane) Birmingham Canal Birmingham Level

A Grade II Listed Building in Soho and Victoria, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4971 / 52°29'49"N

Longitude: -1.9518 / 1°57'6"W

OS Eastings: 403368

OS Northings: 288802

OS Grid: SP033888

Mapcode National: GBR 5M2.XQ

Mapcode Global: VH9YW.4H0K

Entry Name: Towpath Bridge at Soho Foundry (Approximately 160 Metres East of Rabone Lane) Birmingham Canal Birmingham Level

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214940

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219218

Location: Sandwell, B66

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Soho and Victoria

Built-Up Area: Smethwick

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Smethwick The Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SP 08 NW
Birmingham Level, Smethwick
9/16 Towpath bridge at
Soho Foundry (approx 160m
30.3.87 east of Rabone Lane)

II

Bridge carrying north towpath of Birmingham Canal over disused branch.
Early to mid-C19. Cast iron. Brick abutments have chamfered sandstone
quoins. Single shallow segmental arch. Sides pierced to form lattice
pattern of saltire crosses. The northern half of the bridge is within the
Soho Foundry side: the boundary wall runs across the bridge parallel with
the main canal. This part of the Birmingham Canal was first opened in 1769
and straightened by Telford in 1827, when double towpaths were provided.
The Soho Foundry was opened by Boulton, Watt and Sons in 1796 to produce
castings for their steam engines.


Listing NGR: SP0288489008

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