Gower Branch Canal
Gower Branch in relation to BCN Main Lines
Tipton (top) to Smethwick(bottom)
The Gower Branch Canal is a half-mile canal at Tividale in England, linking Albion Junction on the Birmingham Level (453 feet above sea) of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, and Bradeshall Junction (sometimes written Brades Hall Junction) on the BCN's older Wolverhampton (473 ft) level, via three locks, the Brades Locks, at the Southern, Bradeshall end.
The branch was authorised by the Birmingham Canal Act of 1768 but was not completed until 1836.
(Links to map resources)
|OS Grid Ref||Notes|
|Albion Junction||SO981911||BCN New Main Line (Island Line)|
|A457 bridge||SO977904||Dudley Road East|
|Bradeshall Junction||SO978903||BCN Old Main Line|
- Perrott,David; Mosse,Jonathan (2006). Nicholson Waterways Guide 3 - Birmingham & the Heart of England. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-721111-1.