Farmers Bridge Flight.

Farmers Bridge locks 2

 

 

Most of the farmers Bridge flight of locks on the Birmingham and Fazley canal are hidden from view by high walls, old factories and, in this images case, a refurbished multi-storied apartment block, which used to be part of the British Telecom offices,  adjacent to Newhall Street.

The Farmers Bridge flight drops the Birmingham and Fazley canal down approximately 25 metres (82 feet) from the BCN at “Old Turn” , which is situated ¬†just to the south of King Edwards Road bridge, to Old Snow Hill Rd. by 13 locks.

The last lock in the flight into Birmingham opens into Cambrian Basin; this was at one time the Newhall Branch which carried the canal almost parallel to the Birmingham and Fazley as far as Newhall Street. All that is left is the basin itself, a popular mooring spot today.

Farmers Bridge Locks