SU3668 : Wire Lock

taken 7 years ago, near to Avington, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Wire Lock
Wire Lock
The power of the water being lowered to allow the lock to open
Wire Lock was built between 1794 and 1804 under the supervision of the engineer John Rennie. The canal is administered by British Waterways, It is a grade II listed building
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Kennet & Avon Canal
The Kennet and Avon is made up of two river navigations and a linking stretch of canal. It runs from Hanham Lock near Bristol to the River Thames at Reading, over 100 miles long with more than 100 locks, some magnificent engineering and crossing some of the most beautiful scenery in southern England. It was only reopened in 1990 after decades of dereliction.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 June, 2010
Category
Lock gates   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 36304 68029 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.6077N 1:28.7647W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 36308 68028
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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