SP1996 : Birmingham and Fazeley Canal: Common Lock No 10

taken 4 years ago, near to Kingsbury, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal: Common Lock No 10
Birmingham and Fazeley Canal: Common Lock No 10
This lock in on the eastern edge of the grid square, with most of it in [SP1996] with the exception of the downstream gate, which is in [SP2096].
The propped up bicycle belonged to the man operating the lock, who was riding ahead of the narrow boat setting the locks in readiness.
Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal's original purpose was to provide a link between Birmingham and the south east of England, by way of the Coventry Canal and the Oxford Canal. John Smeaton was the engineer, and the canal was completed in 1789. The canal now runs from the BCN Main Line at Old Turn Junction, Birmingham to the Coventry Canal at Fazeley Junction, just outside Tamworth. The length is 15 miles (24 km), and it includes 38 locks. There is also a short branch to Digbeth, Birmingham. A further extension was built along the planned course of the Coventry Canal as far as Whittington. Information from Wiki LinkExternal link .
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SP1996, 41 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1999 9670 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.0658N 1:42.3906W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1999 9667
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