SP0487 : The Soho Loop 1-Rotton Park, Birmingham

taken 7 years ago, near to Chad Valley, Birmingham, Great Britain

The Soho Loop 1-Rotton Park, Birmingham
The Soho Loop 1-Rotton Park, Birmingham
Here is the second loop in the Rotton Park area, this being another bypassed stretch of the Birmingham Canal Old Main Line when Thomas Telford's Birmingham Canal New Main Line was opened, taking seven miles off the total distance of the former. This Loop was once the waterborne access to Soho Wharf, where stood the long-vanished Soho Manufactory. This, opened in 1761 by Matthew Boulton, was a factory where metalware, buckles, coins and buttons were produced - it was demolished during the 19th century. In much more recent times, the Time Team television series were here to excavate the site and found remains of the building buried beneath the gardens of private homes. Time taken 1.54 pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 25 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Place (from Tags)
Birmingham  Rotton Park  Soho Wharf 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Junction 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0493 8738 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.0591N 1:55.7299W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0489 8735
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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