SP0388 : Toll island on the Main Line

taken 3 years ago, near to Smethwick, Sandwell, Great Britain

Toll island on the Main Line
Toll island on the Main Line
The now-overgrown remains of the Winson Green gauging or toll island. See SP0388 : BCN Main Line - toll island and bridge,1987 for the same place soon after the octagonal office had been demolished. Toll islands like this were used to constrict the passage of boats through the canal system in such a way that they could be gauged; by being forced to pass right outside the toll booth, they had to pay the levy for carriage of their cargo on the waterway.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Canals 
Former (from Tags)
Toll House 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0394 8819 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.4965N 1:56.6041W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 03934 88217
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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