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© Mr D.R. Smith LRPS

IoE Number: 219244
Location: TOP LOCK OF THREE, SMETHWICK LOCKS, WITH ATTACHED FOOTBRIDGE (APPROXIMATELY 270 METRES WEST, SOUTH WEST OF BRIDGE STREET BIRMINGHAM CANAL WOLVERHAMPTON LEVEL,
  SMETHWICK, SANDWELL, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr D.R. Smith LRPS
Date Photographed: 21 August 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, Smethwick9/40Top lock of three,Smethwick Locks, with

SANDWELL MB BIRMINGHAM CANAL SP 08 NW Wolverhampton Level, Smethwick 9/40 Top lock of three, Smethwick Locks, with 30.3.87 attached footbridge (approx 270m west,south west of Bridge Street GV II Canal lock and footbridge. Probably 1790 when the original Smethwick summit level of 1769 was lowered to that of the Wolverhampton pound. Brick with sand- stone kerbstones partly replaced by concrete. Cast-iron sluice gear at upper and lower ends. Single gates. The lower end of the lock chamber is spanned by a brick footbridge which has a single elliptical arch and parapets with sand- stone copings, partly rebuilt on the east side. The locks were by-passed when the Smethwick cutting on the Birmingham Level was completed in 1829.

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