© Mr D.R. Smith LRPS
HARTLEY BRIDGE, CHANCE'S GLASSWORKS (APPROXIMATELY 230 METRES WEST OF SPON LANE SOUTH) BIRMINGHAM CANAL BIRMINGHAM LEVEL,
SMETHWICK, SANDWELL, WEST MIDLANDS
Mr D.R. Smith LRPS
15 August 1999
21 July 1978
Date of last amendment:
21 July 1978
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SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL
SP 08 NW
Birmingham Level, Smethwick
9/10 Hartley Bridge,
21.7.78 (approx 230m west of Spon
Bridge. Early to mid-C19. Sandstone with parapets partly of brick. Single
segmental arch with voussoirs rusticated in honeycomb pattern. Low parapet
with stone coping. Attached to the western parapet is a cast iron plaque
inscribed: "HARTLEY BRIDGE". The bridge spans Telford's New Main Line,
which was built in a cutting on the Birmingham Level and was opened in 1828.
It formerly linked the northern part of Chance's Glassworks (qv) with build-
ings to the south of the canal which were probably developed from the 1840's
onwards. (VCH p 115).