The first canal to be built in the area was the birmingham canal built from 1768 to 1772 under the supervision of james brindley from the then edge of birmingham with termini at newhall wharf since built over and paradise wharf also known as old wharf near to gas street basin to meet the staffordshire and worcestershire canal at aldersley north of wolverhampton. The hub of the bcn is the bustling city centre junction at gas street basin.
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Gas street canal basin birmingham. The towpaths around this attractive basin are lined with bars pubs and modern buildings and the traditional narrow boats moored here can be seen to form an unique experience where industrial heritage meets modern cosmopolitan living. The worcester and birmingham canal runs between the cities of worcester on the river severn and birmingham in the centre of england it leaves the severn via the diglis locks and climbs steadily upwards through pretty countryside and via a huge flight of. Read reviews of gas street basin.
Gas street basin grid reference sp062866 is a canal basin in the centre of birmingham england where the worcester and birmingham canal meets the bcn main line. Here colourful boats and historic canal architecture sit side by side with vibrant modern restaurants cafes and bars. Wikipedia has a page about gas street basin.
Gas street basin is the heart of birmingham s canal network. 12 bridge street. Gas street basin grid reference is a canal basin in the centre of birmingham england where the worcester and birmingham canal meets the bcn main line it is located on gas street off broad street and between the mailbox and brindleyplace canal side developments.
It is located on gas street off broad street and between the mailbox and brindleyplace canal side developments. It s one of the most intricate canal networks in the world. The worcester and birmingham canal from diglis basin worcester to gas street basin birmingham researched and written by jeannette briggs.
The city heritage route covers the oozells street and icknield port loops of the original james brindley canal a section of the sir thomas telford s main line and the area around the national indoor arena and the international convention centre before going through the worcester bar at gas street basin and turning to disembark at the icc. Gas street so named as it was the first place in the city to get gas lighting was created in the 1790s as a meeting point for the birmingham canal and the worcester birmingham canal although competition between the two companies meant a physical barrier the worcester bar divided the basin between the two areas of water. The basin is in the heart of birmingham s cosmopolitan nightlife and shopping districts.
The canal house 170 of 2 071 restaurants in birmingham 724 reviews. 0 miles from gas street basin. Gas street basin is one stopping point if you are exporting the birmingham canals which there are several easily accessible points around the city its part of the history of birmingham still in operation and if your lucky you will spot a traveller.