Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1780 - 1800
Canal lock station on the Grand Canal, c.1790, with pair of timber gates set in stone channel with limestone walls.
This lock forms part of a group with the related canal structures in the area. Its simple design has a pleasing symmetry and it retains much original materials and fabric making it a charming addition to the canal. The stonework of the canal along with the gates and associated mechanics have been manufactured and maintained by a skilled group of craftsmen. The number and quality of these canal related structures indicates the importance of the Grand Canal to the trade and transport network of the early nineteenth century.