The Shrewsbury Canal

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


Hadley Park Lock (No.4)


Peaty Lock <<-- : -->> Turnip Lock


Hadley Park Lock is probably the most photographed of all the Shrewsbury Canal Locks, as it survived in reasonable condition for many years and had a decent farm lane over the bridge at its tail. The lower gate superstructure was never modified, so remains as a Type A.
This lock was worked on for several years by the Wrekin College Canal Restoration Group, an enthusiastic band of pupils who worked not only here but also on the Montgomery Canal between 1971 and 1978.
The intention had been to restore this lock into working order, but these plans never reached fruition.


Hadley Park Bridge

Hadley Park Bridge and Lock, 1976 (Grid Ref SJ 672132)

Hadley Park Bridge

Hadley Park Bridge, 1978

Hadley Park Lock

Lower gate superstructure, 1976

Bottom Gate

Same view in 1998. The counterbalance has gone.

Lock side before

Looking along the lock before work started.

Lock side after

Same view at the end of a day's work.

Hadley Park Lock

Hadley Park Lock, 1976

Hadley Park Lock

Hadley Park Lock, 1985

Hadley Park Lock

Same view, 1998

Hadley Park Lock

Top Gate, 1976

Hadley Park Lock

Top Gate, 1978, after clearance

Hadley Park Lock

Top Gate, 1998, now fallen into the forebay.

Hadley Park Lock

The byewash, after clearance, 1978.


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Shrewsbury Canal - Hadley Park Lock
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v15 13th May 2015

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