Sunday, 21 June 2009

Spouthouse Lane Aqueduct

Spouthouse Lane Aqueduct
Tame Valley Canal - BCN

A very substantial rock faced sandstone aqueduct carrying th
e Tame Valley Canal on its unusual double arch facade. The slight recess contains a shallow segmented brick arch, built in 1844.

Spouthouse Lane Aqueduct - north profile
There is some weeping on the southern face, dripping canal water onto unwary pedestrians below.

Spouthouse Lane Aqueduct - south profile

Generations of kids have scrambled over the adjoining embankments and nearby colliery spoil heaps, and the Grade Two listed status should ensure such feats of adolescent mountaineering continue be be a right of passage for the youth of Great Barr.

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