Friday, 27 January 2012

Bosley Locks

Bosley Top Lock on the Macclesfield Canal
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 17.0mm, 1/1000s @ f/8.0)
The flight of 12 locks on the Macclesfield Canal at Bosley was planned to be as close together as possible by Thomas Telford so that they could be manned by just 2 lock keepers; one at the top lock in the cottage in the photo and the other at the bottom lock (cottage now demolished). The canal was opened in 1831 and the lock design was "state of the art" with double top gates, unusual for a narrow canal. The canal is now used for leisure traffic and connects the Trent and Mersey canal and the Peak Forest Canal. This photo was taken last November.

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