Survey Data

Reg No

14917029


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Technical


Original Use

Lock


In Use As

Lock


Date

1780 - 1800


Coordinates

240808, 225679


Date Recorded

10/10/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Canal lock station, built c.1790, consisting of a pair of timber and steel lock gates set in channel with limestone lock walls and mooring bollards. Associated canal bridge to site.

Appraisal

This lock gives an insight into the design and engineering of Irish waterway transport in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It appears to have been restored recently to full working order. The high level of craftsmanship and use of resources indicates the importance of these locks and canals as a much used mode of transport.