Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Hawkins Basin Aqueduct - Hatherton Canal

Hawkins Basin Aqueduct
Hatherton Canal

They don't come any more obscure than this.

Hawkins Basin Aqueduct was a structure built to carry an arm of the Hatherton Branch Canal over Wyrley Brook and into a substantial basin.

Whilst the aqueduct looks fairly unremarkable, the key feature is that it no longer exists, not even a little bit. This structure at Bridgtown was lost as part of the M6 Toll construction and all that remains is a photo of its channel during demolition, and a plan of it's site contained on the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust website.

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