SP0987 : Derelict canal-side factories near Saltley, Birmingham

taken 6 years ago, near to Aston, Birmingham, Great Britain

Derelict canal-side factories near Saltley, Birmingham
Derelict canal-side factories near Saltley, Birmingham
Grand Union Canal.

The apparently derelict factory walls remain by the canal above the Garrison Bottom Lock No 63. The buildings behind them have actually been totally demolished, leaving open yards for newer industrial units in Adderley Road.

The two and a half mile former Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal, linking Bordesley Junction with Salford Junction, is sometimes referred to as the Saltley Cut. It was opened in 1844 to avoid so many locks through Birmingham.
Wikipedia describes how it was on this 25 mile link canal sometimes called the Saltley Cut:
"... was reviled as the filthiest place on the whole canal system, with gas works, a power station, railway works and a chemical works all generating or receiving cargoes, and discharging waste into the canal ..."
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Industry  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 094 878 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.2941N 1:51.7701W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 093 877
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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