Historic places

Discover some of the fascinating places in the Tame Valley Wetlands.

Whitacre Heath Pumping Station
The pumping station at Whitacre Heath waterworks was built around 1860 to supply fresh water to Birmingham.
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Hams Hall Power Station
During the 1920s, the City of Birmingham began constructing the first of three giant power stations at Hams Hall.
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Tamworth Castle
Tamworth Castle is one of the best preserved Norman motte and bailey castles in England.
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Drayton Turret Footbridge
This unusual Gothic-style footbridge was probably built in the 1830s by the celebrated architect Sir Robert Smirke.
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Lea Ford Cottage
Lea Ford Cottage is a rare example of a 17th century farm worker’s cottage, largely unchanged in over 300 years.
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Birmingham & Fazeley Canal
The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal runs from central Birmingham to Fazeley Junction, just south of Tamworth.
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WWII Bunkers
Take a stroll along the western bank of the River Tame at Tamworth and you might make a surprising discovery.
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Middleton Hall
Middleton Hall is a Grade II moated manor house, parts of which date back to medieval times.
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Hams Hall
Hams hall was the home of the Adderley family for over 260 years.
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