SP0487 : From Lea to Loop-Rotton Park, Birmingham

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

From Lea to Loop-Rotton Park, Birmingham
From Lea to Loop-Rotton Park, Birmingham
A view of Lea Bridge, straddling the Birmingham Canal New Main Line, and beyond to the entrance, on the left, to the Soho Loop. The Loop is part of the Birmingham Canal Old Main Line, engineered by James Brindley and opened in 1772. It was superseded by Thomas Telford's Birmingham Canal New Main Line, which cut seven miles off the total distance and hence the existence of some now apparently little-used loops. The Soho Loop led to the Soho Wharf, the site of the long-vanished Soho Manufactory. Opened in 1761 by Matthew Boulton, it was a factory making metalware, buttons, coins and buckles - it was demolished at some time during the 19th century. In more recent years, the Time Team excavated the site, now covered by private gardens, and found remains of the building. Time taken 2.39 pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Place (from Tags)
Birmingham  Lea Bridge  Rotton Park  Rotton Park Junction  Soho Wharf  Soho Manufactory 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0486 8740 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.0700N 1:55.7917W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0483 8741
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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