A flight of locks

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Birmingham Canal

Wolverhampton Locks (21 locks)


The flight of twenty-one locks completed James Brindley's Canal link from Birmingham to Aldersley Junction (joining the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) which opened its full 22.5 mile (36km) by 1772. The flight alters the water level by 121 feet (37 metres) over two miles.

SJ9001 : Aldersley Canal Junction, Wolverhampton by Roger  Kidd SJ9001 : Lock 21 by Gordon Griffiths SJ9001 : Lock 20 by Gordon Griffiths SJ9000 : Lock 19 by Gordon Griffiths
SJ9000 : Lock 18 by Gordon Griffiths SJ9000 : New Footbridge by Gordon Griffiths SJ9100 : Birmingham Canal - Wolverhampton Lock 16 by John M SJ9100 : Canal by Wolverhampton Lock No 15 by Roger  Kidd
SJ9100 : Wolverhampton Locks No 14 by Roger  Kidd SJ9100 : Wolverhampton Lock 13 by John M SJ9100 : Birmingham Canal - Wolverhampton Lock 12 by John M SJ9100 : Lock 11 and GWR bridge by John M
SJ9100 : Birmingham Canal - Wolverhampton Lock 10 and Fox's Lane Bridge by John M SO9199 : Birmingham Canal - Wolverhampton Lock 9 by John M SO9199 : Birmingham Canal - Wolverhampton Lock 8 by John M SO9199 : Birmingham Canal - Wolverhampton Lock 7 by John M
SO9199 : Birmingham Canal - Wolverhampton Lock 6 by John M SO9199 : Wolverhampton Locks No 5 by Roger  Kidd SO9199 : Wolverhampton Locks No 4 by Roger  Kidd SO9199 : Wolverhampton Locks No 3 by Roger  Kidd
SO9199 : Wolverhampton Locks No 2 by Roger  Kidd SO9199 : Wolverhampton Top Lock and BCN  Cottages by Roger  Kidd

Factory Junction Locks (3 locks)


The locks were built in 1826 by Thomas Telford. When completed the New Main Line reduced the journey from Wolverhampton to Birmingham from 22.5 to 15 miles. The total rise for the three locks is 20 feet. The locks form part of the Factory Locks, Tipton, Conservation Area. The name ‘Factory’ referred to the nearby James Kier Alkali works.

SO9592 : Factory Junction Top Lock by John M SO9592 : Factory Junction Middle Lock by John M SO9592 : Factory Junction Bottom Lock by John M Top, Middle and Bottom Locks

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