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Weston Marsh Lock Dewatered

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Weston Marsh Lock has been de-watered as part of a 1/2 Million Pound Inspection and maintenance works programme, including refurbishment of lock gates and mechanical components.

Other works also include paddle repairs and stop plank groove replacements.

It is over half a century since the last time it was drained.

The lock came into operation when the Manchester Ship Canal was opened in 1894. As the tidal section of the river below Frodsham now flowed into the ship canal, rather than the River Mersey, this new ship lock was constructed at Weston Marsh, and provided a more convenient route to the ship canal than the original route through Weston Point docks.


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Winter Opening Times

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November 2016 - March 2017

Monday to Friday 08:00hrs - 15:00hrs (Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays Closed)

Lock Passage by prior notice by phoning 0303 040 4040

Select option 3 and ask for admin at Northwich during normal office hours Monday to Friday.

Vessels must arrive 30 minutes prior to passage time arranged.


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  • Andy Hellyar-Brook 2 years ago
    Further to my earlier comment, the pattern of gears is not "anti-slip" it is double helix. A single helix ...
  • Andy Hellyar-Brook 2 years ago
    Hi As a 'Top of the World' tour leader at ABL I would like to point out that this is almost certainly ...

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