The Newport Branch

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


4 - The Newport Area


3 - Forton Aqueduct <<-- : -->> 5 - Preston-Upon-The-Weald-Moors


The canal through Newport was purchased by the local council, and is kept in water for most of the length.


Meretown Lock

The site of Meretown Lock 18, looking towards Newport.

Meretown Lock

The site of Meretown Lock 18, at the start of the watered section

Newport Bridge

Bridge between Fisher's Lock 19 and Meretown Lock 18.

Fisher's Lock Cottage

Lock cottage by Fisher's Lock 19

Newport Wharf Lock 20

Newport Wharf Lock 20 from Newport Bridge, 1976 (Grid Ref SJ 743194)

Newport Wharf Lock 20

Same view in 1985

Newport Bridge

Newport Bridge from below (Grid Ref SJ 743194).
The canal has been significantly infilled here.
There used to be a milepost against the wall on the right near the seat, but it was removed as a precaution against invasion in 1940.

The canal line below Newport Bridge

The Canal line looking West from Newport Bridge, 1976 (Grid Ref SJ 743194)

Ticket House Lock

Ticket House Lock 21, 1985 (Grid Ref SJ 738194)

Ticket House Lock Cottage

Ticket House Lock Cottage, 1985

Ticket House Lock

Ticket House Lock 21, 1985

Ticket House Bridge

Ticket House Bridge from Ticket House Lock 21, 1978 (Grid Ref SJ 738194)

Ticket House Bridge

Ticket House Bridge from Ticket House Lock 21, 1985
Alan Smith is examining the wear in the cast iron bridge protector.

Ticket House Bridge

Looking towards the site of Polly's Lock 22 from Ticket House Bridge, 1985


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