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© Mr John M Holt ARPS

IoE Number: 219240
Location: MIDDLE LOCK, SPON LANE LOCKS BIRMINGHAM CANAL WOLVERHAMPTON LEVEL,
  WEST BROMWICH, SANDWELL, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr John M Holt ARPS
Date Photographed: 11 September 1999
Date listed: 30 March 1987
Date of last amendment: 30 March 1987
Grade II

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SANDWELL MBBIRMINGHAM CANALSP 08 NWWolverhampton Level, W.Bromwich9/36Middle Lock,Spon Lane Locks

SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL SP 08 NW Wolverhampton Level, W.Bromwich 9/36 Middle 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).

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