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Trent and Mersey Canal, Three Locks and Two Intermediate Basins, with Dry Dock off Upper Basin

A Grade II Listed Building in Middlewich, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1908 / 53°11'26"N

Longitude: -2.4394 / 2°26'21"W

OS Eastings: 370735

OS Northings: 366058

OS Grid: SJ707660

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.2VB7

Mapcode Global: WH99S.H2L5

Entry Name: Trent and Mersey Canal, Three Locks and Two Intermediate Basins, with Dry Dock off Upper Basin

Listing Date: 5 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56384

Location: Middlewich, Cheshire East, CW10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Middlewich

Built-Up Area: Middlewich

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Middlewich St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 76 NW (at Brooks Lane)

2/53 3 locks and 2
intermediate Basins,
with Dry Dock off Upper

3 locks and 2 linking basins, 1777, of stone and brick. Locks have
walls of brick and stone with inset posts of oak, paired lower gates
and single upper gates of timber and wooden footbridges, without
handrails, on wrought-iron arched supports. Stone-walled basin
between each pair of locks with sides curved in plan to allow width
for passing of boats. The lower lock has mid C20 stepped concrete
retaining wall to bank of adjacent Sanderson's Brook. The upper 2
locks have curved flights of stone steps.
Dry dock, probably late C18, altered. Brick basin; entrance from
canal basin replaced in concrete. The dock, still in use, is
sheltered by a late C20 shed of lightweight dry construction.

Listing NGR: SJ7073566058

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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