The Bratch is a set of three locks on the Staffs and Worcs canal on the edge of Wombourne. There is only a tiny gap between each lock, unlike a staircase where each lock opens directly into the next. Because the gap between the locks is less than the length of a boat, the lock flight is more complicated to navigate.
The narrow building between the lower and middle locks is an octagonal toll house. The other building behind it is the lock keeper’s cottage.