The Shrewsbury Canal

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


Turnip Lock (No 3)


Hadley Park Lock <<-- : -->> Bakers Lock


Turnip Lock was rebuilt after 1844, so the lower gate superstructure is Type C, and is the only lock of this type with a surviving winch in situ. The gate was in good condition until it was set alight in the late 1960's or early 1970's by local children. The towpath was cleared from here to Peaty Lock between 1976 and 1978, but is now no longer accessible.


Turnip Lock

Turnip Lock from below, 1976 (GR SJ 674131)

Turnip Lock

Turnip Lock from below, 1998
Now very overgrown.

Turnip Lock

Turnip Lock, 1976
This lock was of the modified type with a winch to one side and a counterbalance in a pit (to the left of the gate as seen here)

Turnip Lock

Turnip Lock bottom gate, 1976

Turnip Lock

Turnip Lock bottom gate winch, 1977

Turnip Lock

Turnip Lock counterbalance wheel and pit, 1977

Turnip Lock

Turnip Lock looking towards Trench, 1977

Turnip Lock

Looking towards Trench from Turnip Lock, 1976

Turnip Lock

Same view in 1985

above Turnip Lock

Looking back towards Turnip Lock from Wittingham Bridge, 1976 (GR SJ 675128)

above Turnip Lock

Looking back towards Turnip Lock from Wittingham Bridge, 1985


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v6 13th May 2015

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