SU6570 : Garston Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal

taken 11 years ago, near to Calcot, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Garston Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal
Garston Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal
Garston is the only remaining original example of a turf-sided lock (others have been restored with varying degrees of originality). The sides are not built of brick (expensive) but left just as sloping turf. Built probably around 1723 as one on about 20 turf-sided locks on the kennet navigation. Rails (the brown ones) were added about 1900 by Great Western Railway for safety. Rails (white ones) added in 1990's. Also seen is a WW2 gun emplacement. These are found on the north side of the canal to defend against an potential invasion from the south.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 February, 2007
Category
Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 655 707 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.9126N 1:3.4818W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 656 707
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