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Bottom Lock and Attached Cantilever Footbridge, Factory Locks (Approximately 50 Meters North of Furnace Parade) Birmingham Canal Birmingham Level

A Grade II Listed Building in Tipton Green, Sandwell

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219205

Location: Sandwell, DY4

County: Sandwell

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

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Listing Text

SO 99 SE
Birmingham Level, Tipton
4/6 Bottom lock and attached
cantilever footbridge,
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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