A map of the Tat Bank Branch of the Old Main Line (BCN)
The map displays a range of services available on the Tat Bank Branch of the Old Main Line (BCN). Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.
A brief history of the Tat Bank Branch of the Old Main Line (BCN)
|Canal length :||0.5 miles|
|Width :||7ft ins|
Tat Bank Branch (or Spon Lane Branch), is no longer
navigable. It was the original feeder to the Smethwick Summit, and is now a
feeder (made by Thomas Telford, 1830) to Edgbaston Reservoir (Rotton Park Reservoir)
which itself feeds the Birmingham and Wolverhampton Levels of the BCN. It was
later made navigable for a part of its length to the Stourbridge Railway at
Rood End and the British Industrial Plastics chemical factory was built upon
it. It is now impassable and without towpath access.