Monday 11 May 2020

Brewin's Tunnel and the Lodge Farm Diversion

Brewin's Tunnel and the Lodge Farm Diversion

Brewins tunnel on the Dudley No2 Canal was created in 1838 when the canal line was shortened, creating Lodge Farm Reservoir in the resulting enclosed area. 

The tunnel was a bottleneck to the heavy traffic in the area and in 1858 it was opened out and High Bridge was built across the new cutting.

Brewins Tunnel

Remains of Lodge Farm Pumping Engine

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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