SP0487 : Rotton Park Junction fingerpost

taken 6 years ago, near to Chad Valley, Birmingham, Great Britain

Rotton Park Junction fingerpost
Rotton Park Junction fingerpost
Erected by the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society.
Birmingham Canal (BCN Main Line)

The Birmingham Canal was built from 1768 to 1772 by James Brindley from the then edge of Birmingham, at Paradise Wharf (also known as Old Wharf) near to Gas Street Basin to meet the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Aldersley, near Wolverhampton. The canal was upgraded and straightened by Thomas Telford between 1824-7.
The canal forms part of the Birmingham Canals Navigation, a network of canals in and around the city.
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Birmingham Canal, Old Line

The Birmingham Canal was built between 1778 and 1782 as a contour canal with a sinuous course as a result. When the New Line was created by Thomas Telford in 1824-7, many sections of the original canal were retained as they still provided vital access for local industries.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Birmingham Canal Navigations 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0490 8739 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.0646N 1:55.7564W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0491 8739
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Fingerpost  Canal Junction 

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