SP0686 : Gas Street Basin and Worcester Bar, Birmingham

taken 6 months ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Gas Street Basin and Worcester Bar, Birmingham
Gas Street Basin and Worcester Bar, Birmingham
The two rows of narrowboats are separated by the Worcester Bar, the barrier between the Birmingham Canal Navigation (BCN) LinkExternal link and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (W&B) side of Gas Street basin. Until 1815, it was necessary to transship goods across the bar as there was no physical connection between the two canals. From 1815 to nationalisation in 1948, the two canals were connected through a bar lock (out of shot to the right) to prevent loss of water from the BCN to the W&B. Nowadays, the lock gates have been removed and boats can pass freely through the lock.

The tall horned building in the background is The Cube, opened in 2010 as part of the Mailbox development. It contains flats, a hotel, shops and restaurants.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Basin 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0625 8657 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.6214N 1:54.5645W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0623 8663
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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