TQ0765 : Shepperton Lock

taken 6 years ago, near to Weybridge, Surrey, Great Britain

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Shepperton Lock
Shepperton Lock
In the early 1800s it was becoming obvious that there was a definite need to improve the Thames navigation at Shepperton. River craft were stuck in the shallows, sometimes for days at a time. There were also worries about flooding, especially after heavy rains. So, some form of lock was required, and in 1813 the City of London Corporation built a timber pound lock here. The wooden lock lasted for 86 years, when a new stone lock was built alongside the original. Today the lock is very similar to that built in 1899, although the oak beams have been removed and hydraulic operation installed.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 21 September, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0735 6589 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.9151N 0:27.5297W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0738 6591
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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