SP0487 : Apartments at Port Loop

taken 1 year ago, near to Chad Valley, Birmingham, Great Britain

Apartments at Port Loop
Apartments at Port Loop
Along the Icknield Port loop of the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line.
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
Tuesday, 17 November, 2020   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 26 January, 2021
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Apartment Block 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 049 870 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.8866N 1:55.7479W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 049 870
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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