SP0289 : Smethwick Middle Lock, Birmingham Canal

taken 11 days ago, near to Smethwick, Sandwell, Great Britain

Smethwick Middle Lock, Birmingham Canal
Smethwick Middle Lock, Birmingham Canal
The middle of the three locks raising the Old Line of the canal from the Birmingham to the Wolverhampton level. The lock is Listed Grade II.
Birmingham Canal (BCN Main Line)
The Birmingham Canal was built from 1768 to 1772 by James Brindley from the then edge of Birmingham, at Paradise Wharf (also known as Old Wharf) near to Gas Street Basin to meet the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Aldersley, near Wolverhampton. The canal was upgraded and straightened by Thomas Telford between 1824-7.
The canal forms part of the Birmingham Canals Navigation, a network of canals in and around the city.
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Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Lock  Birmingham Canal Navigations 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century  1790s 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0254 8904 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.9555N 1:57.8408W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0253 8902
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Grade II Listed 

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