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Siccaridge Wood Middle Lock

Siccaridge Wood Middle Lock

View into tail of lock
(Photo: 2120 - 19/02/2013)

This lock featured a side pond (no photo) that stretched from the bottom Siccaridge Middle to the top of Siccaridge Lower Lock.

This was a way of saving water during lock operation, and probably more importantly, reduced the chances of the very short pound between the locks running dry.

Siccaridge Wood Middle Lock

Head of lock showing two gate recesses as lock shortened
(Photo: 2372 - 19/02/2013)

Siccaridge Wood Middle Lock

Part of spill weir on opposite side of towpath to lock.
(Photo: 2571 - 19/02/2013)

Historical Photo

Siccaridge Wood Middle Lock

1904 view towards Siccaridge Middle Lock - with barely a drop of water in sight!
(Photo: 2786 - 1904: Reproduced by permission of English Heritage)