The Tat Bank Branch was originally constructed as a feeder channel by Brindley to connect the Titford Pools to the old top level Mainline summit at Smethwick in 1769, but when that summit was lowered, the feeder was extended to supply Rotton Park Reservoir at Edgbaston.
Later on the first section of the feeder was opened out to navigable dimensions and a wharf built at the end, but it never carried much commercial traffic.
The navigable extent of the Tat Bank Branch Canal
Taken from above the pumphouse
Complex image with Tat Bank in foreground and Jim Crow, Chemical and Churchbridge Branches behind
|Tat Bank Branch Canal today|
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).