Birmingham Canal Navigations (Tame Valley Canal)

The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Tame Valley Canal) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 8 miles and 4 furlongs through 13 locks from Tame Valley Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Canal)) to Salford Junction North (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - Main Line)).

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 (Rushall Canal) at Tame Valley - Rushall Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Perry Bar Locks, First Flight, Perry Bar Locks, Second Flight and Perry Bar Locks, Third Flight

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant books - waterway maps:

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Tame Valley Junction
Junction of Tame Valley and Walsall Canals.
Ocker Hill Bridge
A41 Black Country New Road
¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ocker Hill Aqueduct 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Ocker Hill East Pipe Bridge 2 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Infilled Danks Branch Canal Crossing 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Gold Hill Bridge 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Gold Hill Railway Bridge
Site of gauging point
2½ furlongs 0 locks
Gold Hill Wharf 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Jones Bridge 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Railway Bridge - West Bromwich to Wednesbury 6 furlongs 0 locks
Holloway Bank Basin Bridge
Entrance to a built-over basin
6½ furlongs 0 locks
Holloway Bank Bridge 7 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Holloway Wharf and Basins
Infilled and built upon
7½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Burrs Colliery Basin
Infilled and built upon
1 mile and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Ball's Hill Bridge 1 mile and 1 furlong 0 locks
Site of Millfield Colliery Basin and Wharf
Infilled and built upon
1 mile and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hateley Heath Aqueduct
Over Hydes Road
1 mile and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Hall Green Iron Foundry Basin
Infilled and built upon
1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Booth Basin
Infilled
1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Crankhall Lane Bridge 1 mile and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Friar Park Bridge
Disappeared in the 1960s
2 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Worleys Wharf and Basin
Infilled
2 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Friar Park Farm Bridge 2 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Walsall Road Bridge (Friar Park) 2 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Stonecross Wharf 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Navigation Lane Stop Narrows 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Navigation Lane Aqueduct 2 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Grand Junction Aqueduct
Over the Walsall to Perry Barr railway line (Grand Junction Railway)
2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
M5 Aqueduct Western Stop Narrows 2 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
M5 Aqueduct 2 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
M5 Aqueduct Eastern Stop Narrows 2 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
River Tame Aqueduct 3 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Rushall Junction Stop Island 3 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Tame Valley - Rushall Junction
Junction of the Tame Valley and Rushall Canals
3 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Brickfields Bridge
Allows access to the Rushall Canal from the southern towpath of the Tame Valley Canal
3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
M5 Junction 8 Slipway Bridge 3 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
M5 Junction 8 Motorway Bridge 3 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Brickfields Turnover Bridge 3 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Cattle Creep Aqueduct 3 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Scott Bridge 4 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Chimney Bridge
A famously high bridge over a deep cutting
4 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Gorse Farm Bridge 4 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Hamstead Colliery Basin and Wharf
Infilled and built upon
4 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pier Island near Hamstead Wharf 4 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Spouthouse Lane Aqueduct 4 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Piercy Aqueduct 4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Freeth Bridge (Hampstead) 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Walsall Road Bridge 5 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Perry Barr Top Lock Services 5 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Perry Barr First Flight Top Lock
and BCN Cottage 86
5 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Perry Barr Lock No 2 5 miles and 5¾ furlongs 1 lock
Perry Barr Lock Bridge 5 miles and 5¾ furlongs 2 locks
Perry Barr Lock No 3 5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 2 locks
Perry Barr Lock No 4 5 miles and 6¾ furlongs 3 locks
Perry Barr Lock No 5 5 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Perry Barr Lock No 6 5 miles and 7¾ furlongs 5 locks
Perry Barr First Flight Bottom Lock No 7 6 miles and ½ furlongs 6 locks
M6 Motorway Bridge (Perry Barr) 6 miles and 1¾ furlongs 7 locks
Aldridge Road Bridge 6 miles and 2¾ furlongs 7 locks
Perry Barr Second Flight Top Lock No 8 6 miles and 3 furlongs 7 locks
Perry Barr Lock No 9 6 miles and 4 furlongs 8 locks
Site of Perry Barr Wharf and Basin
Infilled and built upon
6 miles and 4¼ furlongs 9 locks
Perry Barr Lock No 10 6 miles and 4½ furlongs 9 locks
College Road Bridge 6 miles and 4¾ furlongs 10 locks
Perry Barr Second Flight Bottom Lock No 11 6 miles and 5¾ furlongs 10 locks
Moor Lane Bridge 7 miles and ½ furlongs 11 locks
Perrywell Road Bridge 7 miles and 1 furlong 11 locks
M6 Motorway Bridge (Brookvale) 7 miles and 1¾ furlongs 11 locks
Moor Lane Arm (closed) 7 miles and 2½ furlongs 11 locks
Brookvale Road Bridge 7 miles and 3½ furlongs 11 locks
Perry Barr Third Flight Top Lock No 12
and BCN Cottage No 79
7 miles and 6¾ furlongs 11 locks
Deykin Avenue Bridge
Two bridges, one retained as a footpath
7 miles and 7 furlongs 12 locks
Perry Barr Third Flight Bottom Lock No 13
and site of BCN Cottages No's 77 and 78
7 miles and 7½ furlongs 12 locks
Remains of Perry Bar Flight Bottom Gauging House 7 miles and 7½ furlongs 13 locks
Witton Turnover Bridge
With a pipe bridge either side
8 miles and 1 furlong 13 locks
Spaghetti Junction M6 Sliproad Bridge 8 miles and 1¼ furlongs 13 locks
Gravelly Hill Railway Bridge 8 miles and 1¼ furlongs 13 locks
Spaghetti Junction M6 Bridge 8 miles and 2 furlongs 13 locks
Spaghetti Junction A38 Bridge 8 miles and 3 furlongs 13 locks
Salford Bridge Toll Stop 8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 13 locks
Salford Bridge (Birmingham) 8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 13 locks
Salford Junction North
Junction of B&F and Tame Valley Canals
8 miles and 4 furlongs 13 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Birmingham Canal Navigations

Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country. The BCN is connected to the rest of the English canal system at several junctions.

At its working peak, the BCN contained about 160 miles (257 km) of canals; today just over 100 miles (160 km) are navigable, and the majority of traffic is from tourist and residential narrowboats.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Birmingham Canal Navigations
[Water levels of the Birmingham Canal Navigations] [Rushall Canal] [Rushall Junction] [Fazeley Junction] [Galton Bridge] [Walsall Canal] [Tame Valley Junction] [Birchills Junction] [Anson Branch]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:01