EPW057433 ENGLAND (1938). The Incandescent Heat Company Works at British Mills on Cornwall Road and adjacent factories, Smethwick, 1938

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Details

Title [EPW057433] The Incandescent Heat Company Works at British Mills on Cornwall Road and adjacent factories, Smethwick, 1938
Reference EPW057433
Date 9-June-1938
Link
Place name SMETHWICK
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 402938, 289072
Longitude / Latitude -1.9567163378647, 52.499176776773
National Grid Reference SP029891

Pins

Bridge Street North, Smethwick, 12/08/2015

Class31
Thursday 27th of August 2015 09:23:30 PM
Birmingham Canal from Rolfe Bridge, Bridge Street North, Smethwick, 12/08/2015

Class31
Thursday 27th of August 2015 09:22:11 PM
Not to confuse matters but this is also the Birmingham Canal- a short arm. Unfortunately out of the image but the higher Northern channel flies over the lower Southern channel to make this arm. A very unusual canal layout.

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 10:15:17 PM
This is the Engine Arm

Martin
Monday 10th of March 2014 08:45:09 PM
A very large load on the canal

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 10:02:06 PM
The "large load" is here the Smethwick Gauging Station that until WW2 spanned the stop gauging boats as did the existing one at Tipton. Boats on the BCN were gauged empty so that when full they could tell the weight of their load by the depth they were in the water & charge them accordingly when moving onto the BCN from another canal.

Brenda Ward
Friday 7th of March 2014 01:13:08 PM

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 10:01:38 PM
To each side of this strip is the Birmingham Canal, one way is higher than the other - and they join together again further on.

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 10:00:18 PM
The Northern channel of the Birmingham Canal here goes up a lock to gain height. The South channel continues on the flat.

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 09:59:28 PM
Bridge Street North

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 09:58:17 PM

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 09:57:46 PM
Now Cornwall Road Industrial Estate

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 09:57:24 PM
The Birmingham Canal splits here into two waterways which go off to the right, close to each other, finally joining together again off picture. A sort of dual carriageway on the canal.

totoro
Thursday 8th of August 2013 09:56:47 PM
known as Smethwick Junction

Martin
Monday 10th of March 2014 08:47:18 PM

User Comment Contributions

Birmingham Canal from Rolfe Bridge, Bridge Street North, Smethwick, 12/08/2015

Class31
Thursday 27th of August 2015 09:22:48 PM