The Shrewsbury Canal

A Collection of Photographs by Tony Clayton


Eyton Village Lock (No.10)


Eyton Lower Lock <<-- : -->> Wappenshall Junction


Until the lock was converted into a weir for the storm drain, the top gate remained in position, and could be opened and closed. It was removed when conversion took place and is presumably still hidden in the undergrowth covering the canal bed just above Eyton Lower Lock. The lifting mechanism had been converted after 1843 to the fully modified type C design with a winch alongside the gate and the counterbalance descending into a pit alongside the gate, and as far as I am aware remains in store at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.
The pound above this lock was built to a depth of 5ft 6in to allow a mill alongside the lock to draw up to a foot of water without affecting navigation.
There used to be a lift bridge between the lock and the lock cottage.


Eyton Village Lock Cottage

Eyton Village Lock Cottage, 1978 (Grid Ref SJ 653150)

Eyton Village Lock Cottage 1998

Eyton Village Lock Cottage, 1998. There used to be a lift bridge in front of this cottage, but the new storm drain passes under the concrete slab in the foreground.

Eyton Village Lock

Eyton Village Lock, 1975 (Grid Ref SJ 653150)

Eyton Village Lock

Eyton Village Lock, 1976

Eyton Village Lock

Eyton Village Lock, 1978

Eyton Village Lock

Eyton Village Lock, 1998

Eyton Village Lock

Top Gate of Eyton Village Lock, 1971.

Eyton Village Lock

Top Gate of Eyton Village Lock, 1971. At the time the gate could be swung fully open.
The bottom gate and superstructure of this lock were taken down before 1969 and moved to Stoke Breurne. It is believed that the remains are in store at Ironbridge.

Eyton Village Lock

Work in progress converting the lock to a storm drain weir, 1975


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v15 13th May 2015

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