New Lock 9A

View back towards the road from the approximate position of the Lock

This new lock is required to allow canal access under the A461 Walsall Road where new road elevation does not permit a hump back bridge to the original dimensions.

Like Lock 9B, this will have a relatively low rise, about 1 metre, because these two locks will effectively replace the former Lock 9, sharing the rise between them. 

This is the start of the Summerhill section leading west down to the Aqueduct. Restoration began in 2015 with an SIB grant.



Location

Access: Private property - no access
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: 5.40 Miles (8.70 Kms.)
Catshill: 3.20 Miles (5.20 Kms.)

GPS

52.65203, -1.88935

Nearby

The Boat Inn is adjacent


A461 Boat Inn Bridge

A461 Boat Inn Bridge 

A new bridge will be required at this location to replace the original bridge removed shortly after abandonment. A cranked water pipe to the side of the road indicates the profile of the original canal.




Location

Access:
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: 5.90 Miles (9.60 Kms.)
Catshill: 2.70 Miles (4.30 Kms.)

GPS

52.65199, -1.88897

Nearby



Old Coal Wharf

Old Coal Wharf 

The Old Coal Wharf is located on the canal to the rear of Pointons Coal Merchants




Location

Access:
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.65221, -1.88501

Nearby



New Lock 9B

New Lock 9B 

This new lock is required to allow canal access under the A5 Watling Street on an altered canal alignment to avoid modern developments in the old canal bed in this area




Location

Access:
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.65517, -1.87949

Nearby



A5 Tunnel under Watling Street

Approximate location for A5 crossing, looking north from Wall Butts

A new Tunnel is required under the A5 Watling Street on the new canal alignment in this location.

See the Atkins Feasibility Study for detailed analysis of the options.



Location

Access:
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: 5.40 Miles (8.70 Kms.)
Catshill: 3.20 Miles (5.20 Kms.)

GPS

52.65596, -1.87927

Nearby



Danks Wharf and Cottage

Danks Cottage, a typical BCN design, just visible from the A5.

The old Danks Cottage and wharf (site of) lie beside the A5.




Location

Access: Private property - no access
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.65644, -1.88004

Nearby



Muckley Corner Canal Inn

Muckley Corner Canal Inn 

The 'Muckley Corner' was the original Old Coaching Inn and parts of the building date back to 1683. An inn was recorded there in the 1790's.

In 1891 the building together with 8 acres of land was sold to a brewery. The brewery demolished a substantial amount of the old inn and incorporated the reminder into the new Inn. 

The Old Muckley Corner has been recently re-developed into residential properties.

Location

Access: private
Alignment: West of canal 100m.
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.65631, -1.88094

Nearby



Old Lock 9

Old Locks  9 and 10 on O.S. Map from 1883 

The canal line needs to deviate south of Lock 9 and the original route where the old line has been developed since abandonment.




Location

Access: Private property - no access
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.65813, -1.87801

Nearby



Ogley 2nd Flight and Lock 10

Ogley 2nd flight - drawing by Duncan A Moore.

Locks 9 to 12 form Ogley 2nd flight. 

Lock 10 is in-filled and can be restored.




Location

Access: Private property - no access
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.65904, -1.87639

Nearby



Lock 11 and Site of Former Muckley Corner Wharf

Lock 11 and Site of Former Muckley Corner Wharf 

Lock was excavated in 2009 , inspected and found to be structurely intact, and was re buried to preserve until required. 

The adjacent cottage is shown on 1920 plans as BCN 269.


See  Captain Ahab's Watery Tales  on this section.


Location

Access: Private property - no access
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.66045, -1.876

Nearby