Lock 9, alongside Molecey’s Mill, was quite an important one as it was controlled by the turnpike keeper who needed to keep his eye on those trying to evade paying tolls on either the turnpike road alongside or the canal.
Tightly squeezed in between the mill and the main road, the canal must have been quite an attraction to those passing by. It is still full of water and visible alongside the road and looks much like it must have done back when the canal was in use.
Obviously one bridge or more was necessary to allow access to the mill and for goods to come out, both by canal and road.
The bridge did however eventually also lead to a little known storage area used by local farmers to keep their costs down!
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