Sunday, 10 May 2020

Bromford Iron Works Basin

Bromford Iron Works Basin

I wouldn't usually devote a whole blog post to one privately owned basin, but when they include a lock they represent the Holy Grail of the BCN and I therefore feel compelled to include them!

The Bromford Iron Works sat to the immediate south of Bromford Bridge at a point close to where the new Telford canal rejoined the earlier canal track laid down by Brindley.

This basin was accessed by a single lock which was just visible in a Britain from Above image. The lock was built by Dawes and Son in 1852 and Darlington Rolling Mills added the basin bridge in 1946.

Bromford Junction 

The above photos have been assembled from various sources, including those freely found on the internet. My thanks go to the many photographers alive and dead who have contributed to this collection and in so doing, are keeping the memory of these lost canals alive. These images are reproduced for ease of research are are not necessarily the property of this blog, and as such should not be used for commercial gain without the explicit permission of the owner (whoever that may be).

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