Survey Data

Reg No

11900802


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Scientific Technical


Original Use

Lock


In Use As

Lock


Date

1770 - 1805


Coordinates

268815, 230664


Date Recorded

04/10/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Canal lock, opened 1804, with timber gates framing limestone ashlar battered walls having concrete flagged coping. Sited on Grand Canal.

Appraisal

A canal lock representing an important component of the civil engineering heritage of County Kildare: meanwhile, a weathered benchmark remains of additional interest for the connections with cartography and the preparation of maps by the Ordnance Survey (established 1824).