Survey Data

Reg No

14917034


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Lock


In Use As

Lock


Date

1780 - 1800


Coordinates

240145, 225595


Date Recorded

02/04/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Canal lock station on the Grand Canal, c.1790, with pair of timber gates set in stone channel with limestone walls.

Appraisal

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.