Birmingham Canal Navigations (Titford Canal - Main Line)
The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Titford Canal - Main Line) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Titford Canal). It runs for 1 mile and 2½ furlongs through 6 locks from Oldbury Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Old Main Line)) to Portway - Causeway Green Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Titford Canal - Portway Branch) and the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Titford Canal - Causeway Green Branch)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
It has a junction with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Titford Canal - Tat Bank Branch) at Tat Bank Branch.
Notable features of the waterway include: Oldbury Locks
Junction of Old Main Line and Titford Canal
|Oldbury Bottom Lock||¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Tat Bank Bridge||1¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Oldbury Lock No 5||1½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Oldbury Lock No 4||1¾ furlongs||2 locks|
Closed arm leading to an alkali and phospherous works adjacent to the flight. James Crow, who owned and oversaw the operation of the chemical works gives his name to the flight which was known as the "Crow" flight.
|2 furlongs||3 locks|
|Oldbury Lock No 3||2¼ furlongs||3 locks|
|Oldbury Lock No 2||2½ furlongs||4 locks|
|Engine House Bridge||2¾ furlongs||5 locks|
|Oldbury Top Lock||3 furlongs||5 locks|
|Tat Bank Branch
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.
|3¼ furlongs||6 locks|
|Mill Bridge (disused railway)||4½ furlongs||6 locks|
Grade II listed - previously used for the malting stage of beer-making
|5 furlongs||6 locks|
|New Inns Road Bridge||5¾ furlongs||6 locks|
|Langley Forge||7 furlongs||6 locks|
|Langley Forge Winding Hole||7½ furlongs||6 locks|
|Uncle Bens Bridge||7¾ furlongs||6 locks|
|Jarvis Bridge||1 mile and 2 furlongs||6 locks|
|Portway - Causeway Green Junction
Junction of Portway and Causeway Green Branches of the Titford Canal
|1 mile and 2½ furlongs||6 locks|