SJ7659 : Wheelock Locks No 62 at Malkin's Bank, Cheshire

near to Wheelock, Cheshire, Great Britain

Wheelock Locks No 62 at Malkin's Bank, Cheshire
Wheelock Locks No 62 at Malkin's Bank, Cheshire
Paired locks No 62 on the Trent and Mersey Canal. The right (south) lock is not currently in use, and needs a lot of attention.
The south (disused) lock is circa 1776, (James Brindley),and north lock on the left is circa 1830, (consultant Thomas Telford).

The eight paired locks forming the Wheelock Flight allows a rise in water level of 79ft 6in (242 metres). This is the fifth pair up. The flight is also part of the more extended series of twenty-six locks, many also paired, which make up the Cheshire Locks, or "Heartbreak Hill" as the canal climbs towards Kidsgrove and the Harecastle Tunnel. The pairing of nearly all the locks was done circa 1830 to speed the traffic.
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2011
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Wednesday, 31 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 764 590 [100m precision]
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