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Latitude: 52.5315 / 52°31'53"N
Longitude: -2.0708 / 2°4'14"W
OS Eastings: 395291
OS Northings: 292622
OS Grid: SO952926
Mapcode National: GBR 4S5.TX
Mapcode Global: VH9YM.2M2R
Entry Name: Bottom Lock and Attached Cantilever Footbridge, Factory Locks (Approximately 50 Meters North of Furnace Parade) Birmingham Canal Birmingham Level
Listing Date: 29 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1342644
English Heritage Legacy ID: 219205
Location: Sandwell, DY4
Electoral Ward/Division: Tipton Green
Built-Up Area: Tipton
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Tipton St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SO 99 SE
Birmingham Level, Tipton
4/6 Bottom lock and attached
Factory Locks (approx 50m
north of Furnace Parade)
One of flight of three locks and attached footbridge. Circa 1829. Engineer
Thomas Telford. Brick with sandstone kerbs to lock chambers, now partly
replaced by concrete. Cast-iron sluice gear at upper side. Single gates.
Across the lower end of the lock chamber is a cast-iron footbridge cantilevered
from the southern bank, so allowing a tow rope to pass through the gap between
it and the northern bank. The sides are each cast in one piece, with a handrail
curving up from a flat deck, and are pierced to form a cross-braced pattern.
This flight of locks raises Telford's New Main Line, on the Birmingham Level,
up to the 473 feet Wolverhampton Level.
Listing NGR: SO9529192622
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