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Two Wide and Two Narrow Locks Between Upper and Lower Canal Dock Basins

A Grade II Listed Building in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2886 / 53°17'18"N

Longitude: -2.8928 / 2°53'34"W

OS Eastings: 340579

OS Northings: 377214

OS Grid: SJ405772

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z7D.HV

Mapcode Global: WH87V.JLPS

Entry Name: Two Wide and Two Narrow Locks Between Upper and Lower Canal Dock Basins

Listing Date: 24 February 1971

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56278

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH65

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Rossmore

Built-Up Area: Ellesmere Port

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Ellesmere Port Team

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

ELLESMERE PORT & NESTON DOCKS BASTN
SJ 4077
7/18 Two Wide and two Narrow
Locks between Upper and
24.2.71 Lower Canal Dock Basins
(formerly listed as
Locks at junction between
Shropshire Union Canal
and Manchester Ship
Canal)
GV II
c.1801 wide locks, built to carry 'Mersey Flats' from estuary to upper basin.
Two locks, each approximately 72 feet x 14 feet 6 inches, with pairs of mitre
gates at each end of chamber. Wide point between locks alongside toll house
for gauging boats. Retaining walls. c.1880 narrow locks, built for narrow-
boats when completion of Birmingham-Liverpool junction canal had increased
traffic. Two locks separated by an intermediate pound with inter-connecting
mechanism with pound between wide locks. Retaining walls.


Listing NGR: SJ4057977214

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