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Latitude: 52.5052 / 52°30'18"N
Longitude: -1.9939 / 1°59'38"W
OS Eastings: 400508
OS Northings: 289703
OS Grid: SP005897
Mapcode National: GBR 2BZ.NT
Mapcode Global: VH9YV.D97B
Entry Name: Railway Bridge at Chance's Glassworks (Approximately 160 Metres West of Spon Lane South) Birmingham Canal Birmingham Level
Listing Date: 21 July 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1342646
English Heritage Legacy ID: 219211
Location: Sandwell, B66
Electoral Ward/Division: St Pauls
Built-Up Area: West Bromwich
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Smethwick The Resurrection
Church of England Diocese: Birmingham
SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SP 08 NW
Birmingham Level, Smethwick
9/12 Railway Bridge at
21.7.78 (approx 160m west of
Spon Lane South)
Railway bridge. Mid-C19. Brick and iron with some sandstone dressings.
North side spanned by cast iron I-beam. Parapet has coping and octagonal
end piers of stone, and iron railings. Deck of bridge formed by wrought-
iron or steel joists carrying brick arches. South side now blocked.
Adjoins Canal Bridge (qv) and spans a roadway which formerly linked the
northern and southern parts of Chance's Glassworks site. The Birmingham,
Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway was opened in 1852, although the
first locomotive ran on the line in 1849 (VCH, p 98).
Listing NGR: SP0050889703
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