The Shrewsbury Canal

A Collection of Photographs in the possession of Tony Clayton


Peaty Lock (No.5)


Shucks Lock <<-- : -->> Hadley Park Lock


Peaty Lock is one of only two for which I have a photograph taken when the canal was still navigable. The lower gate mechanism was converted to Type C after 1844 (there is no mention in the Company Minutes). This was the scene of a lot of clearance work between 1977 and 1978, but sadly the undergrowth has swallowed it all up again. There is a bridge over the tail of the lock as at Hadley Park and Wheat Leasowes, but it is almost impossible to see despite the full clearance that took place in 1978 on our last workparty there.


Peaty Lock Bridge

A very overgrown Peaty Lock Bridge before we cleared it in 1978.

Peaty Lock Bridge

An even more overgrown Peaty Lock Bridge in 1998.

Peaty Lock

An old photograph of Peaty Lock taken in the 1940's. (Grid Ref SJ 670136)
Shucks and Wheat Leasowes Locks can be seen in the distance.

Peaty Lock

Almost the same viewpoint of Peaty Lock in 1976.

Peaty Lock

Peaty Lock from the bridge, 1976.

Peaty Lock

The same view, very overgrown, in 1998.

Peaty Lock

Peaty Lock in 1976.

Peaty Lock

Similar view after undergrowth clearance.

Working at Peaty Lock

Members of the Wrekin College Canal Restoration Group tackle the undergrowth covering the overflow weir.


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v55 13th May 2015

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