Friday 17 April 2020

Tipton Green Canal - old photos

Tipton Green Canal - old photos
Locks 1 to 3 (continues into the Toll End Communication Canal)

Soon after James Brindley completed what we now refer to as the Old Main Line, a short 1/4 mile branch was dug to the east of Tipton Green in 1805, dropping down through three locks, known as the Tipton Green Branch. This initially terminated somewhere near the line of today's New Main Line at Watery Lane Junction. There is not a lot to see of this canal today, save the chamber of the middle lock which has been incorporated into a path.

The following year the Tipton Green Branch was extended for a further mile, descending through four locks and following the line of what is now an open land drain to the side of Tipton Cemetrey.

Tipton Green Canal 1945

Arthur Watts 1969

Tipton Green Junction

Lock 1 (HNBC - P Weaver collection)

Note the pulley on the gate to guide the rope

Lock 1

Looking down through lock one, probably during a rebuild

Bridge Abutment over lock 1 right (HNBC Weaver Collection)

Hut beside Lock 1 in 1973 (Hugh Potter)

Lock 1 railings 1973 (Hugh Potter)

Note the leaning chimney in the background which locates the images

Locks 1 and 2 Tipton Green (HNBC - P Weaver collection)


Site of Locks 1 and 2 with Union Street Bridge

Creating the path through lock 2 in 1973

Lock Two - Express and Star

Lock 2

Union Street Bridge 1916

Union St Bridge 1960's DCT Archive

Lock 3

Watery Lane end of Tipton Green Canal 1965 Ian Huslebee

Toll End Communication Canal from Tipton Green Canal

Tipton Green from the New Main Line Canal - Arthur Watts

Arthur Watts 1957

Watery Lane Junction 1965 Ian Huselbee (above and below)

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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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