Bosley Lock Flight

Bosley Lock Flight (grid reference SJ904662) is a flight of twelve canal locks, situated on the Macclesfield Canal at Bosley, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.

Except for the stop lock at Hall Green (junction with the Hall Green Branch), these are the only locks on the canal

When the canal was opened, there was also a stop lock at Marple Junction (junction with the Peak Forest Canal), but this stop lock has long since been degated, and only a narrow section with remains of the A-frames betrays its former existence.


The locks are unusual for narrow canals, in that they are fitted with mitre gates at both top and bottom, as opposed to the more usual clapper top gate. The chambers are constructed from large blocks of stone, with mason's marks visible on many of them. The locks were equipped with side ponds to save water, but these were taken out of use many years ago, although they still function as overflow channels. The frames for the paddle gear are still visible at many of them.

Coordinates: 53°11′30″N 2°08′38″W / 53.1917°N 2.1439°W / 53.1917; -2.1439

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