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Trent and Mersey Canal Malkin's Bank Lock Number 63

A Grade II Listed Building in Betchton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1291 / 53°7'44"N

Longitude: -2.3557 / 2°21'20"W

OS Eastings: 376294

OS Northings: 359165

OS Grid: SJ762591

Mapcode National: GBR 016.Z2W

Mapcode Global: WH9B0.SMD0

Entry Name: Trent and Mersey Canal Malkin's Bank Lock Number 63

Listing Date: 5 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351209

Location: Betchton, Cheshire East, CW11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Betchton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Wheelock Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


1923- /6/10009 Malkin's Bank
Lock No. 63 off Betchton Road


Pair of narrow locks. Towpath side lock circa 1772-75 by James Brindley/ Hugh Henshall with off-side lock added circa early 1830's, probably by Thomas Telford; both with replacement of materials and movable parts. Both have brick chambers with stone coping and quoins. Central island with cutwater. Late C20 gates; each lock has a single wooden top gate and double wooden bottom gates. Both locks have steps to lower level on towpath side. Wooden plank split footbridge on brackets across each tail. The Trent and Mersey Canal was built between 1766 and 1777 by James Brindley and Hugh Henshall. Listed for group value with adjacent bridge.
Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the West Midlands (1966) Jean Lindsay, The Trent and Mersey Canal (1979)

Listing NGR: SJ7629459164

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