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Victoria Lock, County Offaly
14929013
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Reg. No.14929013
Date1840 - 1845
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCLONAHENOGE
CountyCounty Offaly
Coordinates194600, 213006
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Uselock
In Use Aslock
 
Description
Victoria Lock, built in 1843, to replace Hamilton's Lock and Clonaheenogue Canal. It was built by the Shannon Commission engineer, Thomas Rhodes. Cast-iron mooring bollards with 1844 date stamp. The old canal and lock, dating from the 1750s, is still present.

Appraisal

Manufacturer's name Fenton, Murray and Jackson Engineers Leeds on cast-iron bollards to site. The lock is significant for its size as it allowed the passage of larger steamers used on the river at the time.
 
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