Survey Data

Reg No

11814132


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical Social Technical


Original Use

Lock


In Use As

Lock


Date

1790 - 1810


Coordinates

289916, 220075


Date Recorded

27/01/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Canal lock, c.1800, comprising sections of ashlar retaining walls with lock gates to north and to south retaining early mechanisms. Sited on Grand Canal with grass banks to canal.

Appraisal

This lock is a fine structure that forms an attractive feature on the Grand Canal and is one of a number of locks on the section of that canal that passes through County Kildare - as such it is of social and historical importance as part of the canal network development in Ireland and its historical significance also lies in its age, quality and canal associations. It is constructed of good quality stone and has fine details such as early timber lock gates that retain early mechanisms. The lock is also of considerable technical and engineering merit.