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.

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6 Responses to Pratt’s Wharf Lock

  1. There’s quite a resurgence in popularity of our waterways 😀 I love our local canals and I have a friend in Maidenhead who told me that they’re renovating the waterways there to open them up through the town centre again 🙂 I like the idea of gently rowing through the town! Canals are fantastic wildlife corridors.

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  2. ramblingratz says:

    Our industrial heritage is important and interesting.

    Like

  3. Murray Bridges says:

    Mike, Can I copy this onto Kidderminster Matters and Stourport FB pages ?

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