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Gower Branch Canal (BCN)

Description of Gower Branch Canal (BCN): Links the BCN Main Line (at Albion Junction) with the Old Main Line Loop (at Brades Hall Junction).

History of Gower Branch Canal (BCN): Built under the Birmingham Canal Act of 1768 but completed in 1836.
For more details see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations

Looking from Albion Junction to Brades Locks

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Gower Branch Canal (BCN): Length 70 foot, beam 7 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Gower Branch Canal (BCN): Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Brades Hall Junction

Junction with Old Main Line (BCN) Junction with Old Main Line.

0

0

N

SO978903

139

Brades Hall Bottom Lock No 3

Preceeded by Brades Hall Locks 1 and 2.

0.3

3

N

SO979906

139

Albion Junction

Junction with BCN Main Line Junction with the BCN Main Line.

0.5

3

N

SO981911

139

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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