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Langley Maltings, Titford Canal, Oldbury.

Langley Maltings.

Langley Maltings, Titford Canal, Oldbury

Beauty in dereliction.

Today’s subject is a favourite one of mine. The Titford Canal is the highest level on the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN). Little evidence of the industries this short section of canal served still exist. This example stands somewhat forlornly overlooking the canal. It was built in 1898 – ironically replacing a previous malt house destroyed by fire. The new Langley MaltingsĀ continued to operate until 2006.

Just three years later, the building, Grade II Listed since 1974, suffered considerably fire damage. Although severe, English Heritage reported that repairs would be straight forward. Thankfully, a plan to demolish most of the structures and replace with housing was thrown out by the council, so these important historic buildings soldier on. Captured this evening just as the final colours of the sunset started to fade.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 30 Jan 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/16
  • 30 Sec
  • ISO 100

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