Pratt’s Wharf Lock
This image shows the stone remains of the historic Pratt’s Wharf Lock, on the River Stour, mid way along Wilden Marsh. It might be a good idea to rebuild this lock as a monument to an important time in local area history. The Worcester and Staffordshire Canal is immediately behind the red brick bridge in this image.
The lock allowed horse drawn river barges to deliver pig iron right up to the Wilden Ironworks, half a mile down the River Stour; it closed in the early 1950s.