Birmingham & Fazeley Canal – Aston Flight – Lock 7, Birmingham, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ntpayne
N 52° 29.640 W 001° 52.993
30U E 575819 N 5816570
Quick Description: This is the seventh lock down the Aston flight of 11 locks in the centre of Birmingham.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/3/2017 10:14:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMVD3Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
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Long Description:
This is lock number 7 on the Aston flight of 11 locks in the centre of Birmingham. The Farmer’s Bridge flight of 13 locks takes the canal from its start at Cambrian Wharf to Aston junction then the Aston flight takes the canal down to Salford junction where it meets the Tame Valley and the Grand Union canals.

The locks are all single width, narrow beam locks of approximately 7’ 6” width. The flight has a total rise of 65 feet.

The canal runs 20 ½ miles from the centre of Birmingham in a north, north west direction to Whittington through 38 locks and was opened in 1789. At Whittington, the Coventry canal company took over as the previous company went bust and they continued the navigation up to Fradley junction where it meets the Trent & Mersey canal.
Waterway Name: Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Connected Points:
The Birmingham & Fazeley canal links the BCN (Birmingham Canal Navigations) and the Worcester & Birmingham canal in the centre of Birmingham to the Coventry canal (northbound) at Whittington. On the way it has junctions with the Digbeth Branch at Aston junction, the Grand Union and Tame Valley canals at Salford Junction and the Coventry canal (southeast bound) at Fazeley junction.


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1789

Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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ntpayne visited Birmingham & Fazeley Canal – Aston Flight – Lock 7, Birmingham, UK 2/25/2015 ntpayne visited it