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WORCESTER AND BIRMINGHAM CANAL, LOCK NUMBER 58 INCLUDING SIDE POND RETAINING WALL AND SLUICE IMMEDIATELY SOUTH

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WORCESTER AND BIRMINGHAM CANAL, LOCK NUMBER 58 INCLUDING SIDE POND RETAINING WALL AND SLUICE IMMEDIATELY SOUTH

List entry Number: 1078238

Location

WORCESTER AND BIRMINGHAM CANAL, LOCK NUMBER 58 INCLUDING SIDE POND RETAINING WALL AND SLUICE IMMEDIATELY SOUTH

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Worcestershire

District: Bromsgrove

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tutnall and Cobley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 355192

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History

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Details

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SO 96 NE TUTNALL AND COBLEY WORCESTER AND BIRMINGHAM CANAL TARDEBIGGE

1655-/9/10002 Lock No. 58 including side-pond retaining wall and sluice immediately south

GV II

Canal lock, side-pond and sluice. Circa 1812-13 with later C19 and C20 repairs. English bond blue and red brick with some sandstone coping and dressed sandstone wall to side-pond. Narrow lock, about 14 feet deep with splayed wing walls at either end. The north wall of the lower west end has integral flight of steps. Rebuilt wooden gates with mechanical gate-paddle machinery intact. Remains of side-pond on south side with dressed sandstone retaining wall and remains of sluice-gate superstructure. NOTE: The Worcester and Birmingham Canal was authorised in 1791. With Thomas Cartwright as the engineer work begun at the Birmingham end in 1795 and it was completed to Tardebigge in 1807. In 1809 Cartwright was replaced by John Woodhouse who built a lift instead of the proposed flight of docks. Trials for the lifts started in 1810, but it was abandoned in favour of the locks on Rennie's advice. In 1812 construction commenced on the Tardebigge flight and it was completed in 1813. Lock 58 is the top lock of the flight and the deepest (14ft against 7ft for other locks). It is on the site of the lift which was dismantled in 1814 but used in the construction of the Tardebigge flight of locks. SOURCES: Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands, pp 135-146.

Listing NGR: SO9939269264

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hadfield, C, The Canals of the West Midlands, (1985), 135-146

National Grid Reference: SO 99392 69264

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