Survey Data

Reg No

15307018


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Lock


In Use As

Lock


Date

1800 - 1820


Coordinates

230649, 259161


Date Recorded

21/07/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Canal lock and lock gates, built c.1810, restored c.1990. Retaining walls built of ashlar limestone with timber breast gates, foot bridge and timber balance arms, all with steel fittings. Located to the east entrance to Ballynacarrigy Royal Canal Harbour and adjacent to lock keeper's cottage (number 35).

Appraisal

A well-built canal lock, one of a number of structures associated with the Royal Canal Harbour in Ballynacarrigy. The construction using good quality ashlar masonry attests to the grandiose ambitions of the canal company at the time. It forms an attractive pair with the attendant lock keeper's cottage to the south and remains an important element of the architectural and industrial heritage of Westmeath.