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Bottom Lock, Spon Lane Locks Birmingham Canal Wolverhampton Level

A Grade II Listed Building in West Bromwich, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5071 / 52°30'25"N

Longitude: -2.0041 / 2°0'14"W

OS Eastings: 399819

OS Northings: 289910

OS Grid: SO998899

Mapcode National: GBR 28Z.F5

Mapcode Global: VH9YV.67WX

Entry Name: Bottom Lock, Spon Lane Locks Birmingham Canal Wolverhampton Level

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288230

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219239

Location: Sandwell, B70

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Greets Green and Lyng

Built-Up Area: West Bromwich

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: West Bromwich Good Shepherd with St John

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SO 98 NE
Wolverhampton Level, W. Bromwich
8/35 Bottom Lock,
Spon Lane Locks
30.3.87
GV II

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: SO9981989910

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