Ogley Third Flight Locks 17-13

Site of Ogley Third Flight Locks 17-13 

The elevation changes over 6 locks by 50 feet in 500 yards. These locks remain in place but infilled and the land and side pounds are in private ownership.




Location

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

GPS

52.66706, -1.85769

Nearby



Fosseway Lane Signal Box

Fosseway Lane railway crossing. 

Fossway Signal Box is a LNW type 3 signal box, which was built in 1875. the signal box was then re-framed in 1890 with a better design.

After an uneventful existence, closure came 98 years later, on 16th December 1973 when the crossing was automated with Automatic Half-Barriers supervised by Lichfield City No1. The box remained however, as the crossing attendant's accommodation for times when the barriers were on 'local control'.



Location

Access:
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: 3.70 Miles (5.90 Kms.)
Catshill: 5.00 Miles (8.00 Kms.)

GPS

52.66886, -1.85288

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Fosseway Lane Bridge

Cottage 268 next to Fosseway Lane crossing. The canal will cross just this side of the car.

The original bridge was removed shortly after abandonment and needs to be reconstructed. Nothing is visible at the present time.

To the south of the canal BCN cottage 268 is now a private residence.

Access to the Heritage Towpath Trial is possible here, a short distance from Lock 18.


Location

Access:
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: 3.70 Miles (5.90 Kms.)
Catshill: 5.00 Miles (8.00 Kms.)

GPS

52.66886, -1.85288

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Lock 18

Lock 18 

Structural Restoration of Lock 18 was completed by the Trust in 1997 , commemorating the bicentenery of the opening of the original canal in 1797 with support from the Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust.


See  Captain Ahab’s Watery Tales   - Ogley Locks Into Lichfield



Location

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

GPS

52.66942, -1.85079

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Ancient Conduit Lands Trust Pipe crossing

Ancient Conduit Lands Trust Pipe crossing 

The ancient conduit was first established in 1301 to provide a water supply from Aldershaw to Lichfield and crosses under the canal in a culvert constructed in c.1794.


Read more in  'Water Tower'  on Lichfield Lore.


Location

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

GPS

52.66973, -1.84939

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Fosseway Heath Nature Reserve and Wetlands

Artist's impression by Mark Smith.
Courtesy of Central Unmanned Aerial Services

Formerly known as the Lichfield Haven Nature Reserve. The low lying land between the old canal and the railway boundary was aquired by the Trust in 2000 .

It lends itself to establishing visitor moorings integrated with a nature reserve incorporating lowland heath and wetland areas to encourage an environment with a wide biodiversity.

In 2017 a grant of £18,500 was received from the Postcode Local Trust to make a start on the project. Read more about the award here.

This artist's impression by Mark Smith shows approximately how the restored canal will look on the approach to the old Lock 19 and the new 'railway turn'.


Location

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

GPS

52.67117, -1.84325

Nearby

The canal passes close to both a modern Public House and Waitrose Supermarket and is only a short walk from Lichfield City Centre with many attractions to the north of the railway.


Old Lock 19 at Railway Turn

SIte of Old Lock 19 after completion of new bypass

Site of the Old Lock 19 where the Canal returns to the old Heritage Canal Line. Beyond the railway turn the canal will be restored on its original alignment south of the disused Lichfield to Walsall railway.

Location

Access:
Alignment: On canal line
Huddlesford: 3.20 Miles (5.10 Kms.)
Catshill: 5.50 Miles (8.80 Kms.)

GPS

52.67154, -1.8412

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Sandfields Pumping Station


Sandfields Pumping Station

Sandfields Pumping Station  in 2014

Historic but now disused Sandfields Pumping Station stands to the east of Railway Turn and is visible along a footpath over the bed of the old canal line. The building still contains a splendid early example of a steam beam engine dating from 1875.

The adjacent canal was used for cooling water for the steam engines although the steam coal was provided via the adjacent rail siding.

In 2014 the Engine House at Sandfields Pumping Station was granted Grade II* listed status on the List of Buildings of  Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

Location

Access: interior access by prior arrangement
Alignment: East of canal
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.67355, -1.83472

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Original Canal Line under Chesterfield/Birmingham Roads

Original Canal Line under Chesterfield/Birmingham Roads 

Originally the canal line passed under Chesterfield road , through a Canal Basin and wharfs which included the Brewery Maltings (now converted to residential appartments) before lock 20 (RedLock) and passing under Birmingham Road Bridge.

To the east of Birmingham Road Bridge further basins and a wharfs and kilns adjacent to the Duke of Wellington PH. The Cross City Line Railway was constructed later over the canal.



Location

Access: limted
Alignment:
Huddlesford: -
Catshill: -

GPS

52.67335, -1.83152

Nearby

Duke of Wellington Public House


Clay Pit Lane Bridge

Clay Pit Lane Bridge 

At Clay Pit Lane a new bridge is required for the new canal alignment to pass below the line of the old Roman Road.




Location

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

GPS

52.66987, -1.83721

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New Locks 20/21

Site of proposed new locks 20 and 21 alongside new southern bypass.

This new pair of locks takes the canal from the level in the Tunnel installed below the Birminham Road Roundabout to the canal level along Falklands Road and to Lock 18.




Location

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

GPS

52.66949, -1.83548

Nearby