SJ9752 : Cheddleton Top Lock, Staffordshire

near to Cheddleton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Cheddleton Top Lock, Staffordshire
Cheddleton Top Lock, Staffordshire
Lock No 13 on the Caldon canal.

There are two locks at Cheddleton on the Caldon Canal, numbered 13 and 14. On the right is a mounted plaque, which can be seen here: SJ9752 : Commemorative plaque by Cheddleton Top Lock, Staffordshire

The Caldon Branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal opened in 1779. It runs eighteen miles from Etruria in Stoke-on-Trent, where it leaves the Trent and Mersey Canal. It terminates at Froghall about five miles south-east of Cheddleton. The canal has seventeen locks and the 69 metre long very low Froghall Tunnel, unusable by many narrowboats. The canal did originally continue through to Uttoxeter, but the section beyond Froghall was closed by the late 1840s, much of its course being filled in to construct a railway.
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Friday, 27 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 24 June, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 973 525 [100m precision]
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