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Staircase Locks - on the Caldon Canal at Etruria

 

 

the staircase lock on the Cauldon Canal at Etruria c. 1970
the staircase lock on the Caldon Canal at Etruria c. 1970
photo: Ken & Joan Davis

  • In the background, top left, is Shelton Bar Iron & Steel Works.  The works on the right of the picture have gone and houses on James Brindley Close are now on this site.
  • The canal swings round to the left and joins the Trent & Mersey Canal which can just be seen on the photo - the Etruria Industrial Museum is at the junction of the two canals, it is part of Jessie Shirley's bone & flint grinding operation that was carried on until October 2011. 
  • The first hospital in the area "A Dispensary and House of Recovery" was opened here in 1804 - it stood near the large brick wall in the forground of this picture.
  • In 1867 The buildings of the original Infirmary and the surrounding land were purchased by the British Gas Light Company for 1,000. On this ground were built the extensions to the first gas works.
  • The row of houses in the distance are on Pretoria Road, Etruria and the the right can be seen Etruria Vale Road.

 


 

on the left is the Trent & Mersey Canal and on the right the Caldon Canal
on the left is the Trent & Mersey Canal and on the right the Caldon Canal
the red oval marks the Staircase Locks where the photo was taken
the blue oval marks the Etruria Industrial Museum. 

picture: Bing Maps

 

1832 map - in dark blue is the Trent & Mersey Canal and in light blue the Caldon Canal
1832 map - in dark blue is the Trent & Mersey Canal and in light blue the Caldon Canal
the staircase locks marked in red
to the left of the locks the location of the Old Infirmary and the Gas Works can be seen

 


 

In the background, top left, is Shelton Bar Iron & Steel Works - the Trent & Mersey Canal can just be seen on the photo
In the background, top left, is Shelton Bar Iron & Steel Works - the Trent & Mersey Canal can just be seen on the photo 

 

the staircase lock on the Caldon Canal - to the the right can be seen Etruria Vale Road.
the staircase lock on the Caldon Canal - to the the right can be seen Etruria Vale Road.

 


 


contents: 2011 photos

 


related pages 

"A Dispensary and House of Recovery" - the first hospital at Etruria

Etruscan Bone Mill

Shelton Iron & Steel Works


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