The Shrewsbury Canal

A Collection of Photographs in the possession of Tony Clayton


Britton Lock (No.8)


Wappenshall Lock <<-- : -->> Wheat Leasowes Lock


Britton Lock was half infilled before 1970, with the canal piped from Wheat Leasowes Lock. The top gate was left in position, while the lower gate had been removed. The superstructure remained with a dangerous lean in the 1970's, but on my visit in 1998 it was impossible to see clearly whether or not it is still there.
The lock was rebuilt in 1843, and the lower gate was the first to be converted to the fully modified type C design with a winch alongside the gate and the counterbalance descending into a pit alongside the gate.


Britton Lock

Britton Lock from below, 1976

Britton Lock

Britton Lock from above, 1976

Britton Lock

Britton Lock from the same point, 1998

Britton Lock

Looking along Britton Lock towards Trench, 1976

Britton Lock

The top gate of Britton Lock still in situ, 1976

Britton Lock

Britton Lock from above, 1976


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v4 12th May 2015

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