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Shelton Lock

Coordinates: 52°52′41″N 1°26′31″W / 52.877982°N 1.44199°W / 52.877982; -1.44199
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Shelton Lock
Shelton Lock bridge
Shelton Lock is located in Derbyshire
Shelton Lock
Shelton Lock
Location within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK375313
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDERBY
Postcode districtDE24
Dialling code01332
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°52′41″N 1°26′31″W / 52.877982°N 1.44199°W / 52.877982; -1.44199
Derby Canal
Erewash Canal
Sandiacre Bottom Lock
Sandiacre Top Lock
 M1  embankment
Smithy Houses
(Long Eaton Gangway)
Borrowash Bottom Lock
Station Road bridge
Borrowash Top Lock
Little Eaton Wharf
Duffield Bridge feeder
Bottle Brook feeder
Top Lock
Middle Lock
Chemical Lock
Pasture Lock
River Derwent
Darley Abbey Mill
Derby to Chesterfield Railway
St Mary's Bridge
Phoenix Lock
Syphon to Day's Lock
White Bear Lock
Long Bridge
Pegg's Flood Lock
Aqueduct over Mill Fleam
Gandy's Wharf
Derby to Burton Railway
River Derwent
Day's Lock
Syphon from White Bear Lock
Shelton Lock
Fullen's Lock
Derby to Melbourne railway
 A50  road culvert
Trent and Mersey Canal
River Trent locks (3)
River Trent

Shelton Lock is a suburb in the south of the city of Derby, Derbyshire, England, located between Chellaston and Allenton.

The area gets its name from the lock on the Derby Canal that once ran through the area. The only traces of the canal's existence are seen in the form of a road bridge, the lock stones, and a cycle path which covers it. The canal was shut in the 1960s but there are plans to re-excavate it. The site of Fullen's Lock is located just a few hundred yards along the present-day cycle path from Shelton Lock bridge, and a children's playground close to the site still bears the name.

Merrill College is the local secondary school. It was located on Jubilee Road but was demolished – the new Merrill College is in Allenton (the old Thomas Moore school). The area also has an infant and junior school. Chellaston Road is the main road through the area, where a lot of inter-war private housing can be found.

The George V Jubilee Estate was built in 1935 to commemorate King George V's silver jubilee and this lies to the west of Jubilee Road. St Edmund’s Church on Sinfin Avenue by the Derby architect Arthur Eaton was opened in 1939.[3] The Sinfin Avenue estate was built in the 1970s, and includes a number of council and private houses. To the rear of the estate are fields and woodland, which are part of Sinfin Moor – as well as the disused railway which goes towards Chellaston. Significant areas of these fields and woodland have now been built on forming the Bonnie Prince housing estate.

A spur of the M64 motorway was planned to pass through this area towards the Rolls-Royce works. This was never built and the route was instead used for the A50 road; Shelton Lock is connected to this by the A514.



  1. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps website". Ordnance Survey.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps website". Ordnance Survey.
  3. ^ "C20 Churches. St Edmund". Twentieth Century Society. Twentieth Century Society. Retrieved 16 June 2020.