Survey Data

Reg No

50060124


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical Social


Original Use

Lock


In Use As

Lock


Date

1780 - 1800


Coordinates

312607, 237372


Date Recorded

10/09/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Canal lock associated with Royal Canal, built c.1790, comprising two pairs of timber and steel breast gates with timber footboards and balance beams. Gates set within limestone tooled limestone ashlar lock chamber with bull-nose limestone capstones at ground level. Located adjacent to H.S. Reilly Bridge.

Appraisal

A well-constructed canal lock that forms part of a wider collection of locks, bridges and lock-keepers' houses associated with the Royal Canal on its journey from Spencer Dock to Longford town. Displaying quality masonry skills and early eighteenth-century engineering, it attests to the importance of the canal’s role at the time of construction. Fully functioning, this lock serves recreational use today and remains an important element in the architectural and industrial heritage of north Dublin.