Stop locks usually had only a couple of inches change in water level. This was done at junctions between the canals of two different companies - companies were very protective of "their" water and ensured other companies paid for any taken into their canals by the transiting boats. Hawkesbury junction had been watched over by the same family, the Suttons, for many years and was usually known as Sutton's Stop. see below
The Greyhound was a regular stopping point for the working boat-people.
Once again, as in Manchester, the office blocks were built over the canal rather than filling it in. Lessons have been learned since Manchester that the waterways bring tourists to the area.
These round weirs are peculiar to this section of the Staff & Worcs Canal.
This flight of three locks was initially built as a staircase, but was re-engineered as three separate locks. The pounds between are barely as long as a boat, still giving the impression of a staircase.
These kilns were used for making glassware. The distinctive shape channels the heat up the flue.
This flight of 21 locks (widely known as the "Stairway to Heaven") and the adjoining flight of 5 at Knowle have distinctive hydraulic paddle-gear.