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Tipton Green Branch and Toll End Communication Canal

The Tipton Green Branch and Toll End Communication Canal were two branches of the Birmingham Canal Navigations that provided a link between the Old Main Line and the Walsall Canal.   The New Main Line of the Birmingham Canal was built across the Tipton Green Branch creating a crossroads on the level.  The line is derelict, but when working comprised a link between the main lines of the Birmingham and Walsall canals with ten locks over about 1.5 miles.

Map showing the Tipton Green Branch and Toll End Communication Canal

Facts & Stats

10 locks

The Tipton Green Branch had three locks when it was open, and the Toll End Communication Canal had seven.


Both canal arms were opened in stages and the through route was complete by 1805

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