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Guillotine Lock, North Stratford Canal

Guillotine Lock, North Stratford Canal, Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham B30 3JJ View on map

The Guillotine Lock was a stop lock between the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal of 1793-6 and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. Guillotine lock gates are exceedingly rare on the waterways of Great Britain and this particular cast iron design is probably unique.


Opening Arrangements

Accessible 365 days a year on public towpath.


North Stratford Canal at Broad Meadow Lane in King's Norton, Birmingham. Train: King's Norton Station. Bus: No. 49

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes