SU6570 : Garston Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal

taken 11 years ago, near to Sheffield Bottom, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Garston Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal
Garston Lock, Kennet and Avon Canal
Garston Lock is the only remaining unrebuilt turf-sided lock on the canal. ALl the locks between Reading and Newbury were built like this to save money in around 1723. The guide rails and guard rails were added at later dates. This view clearly shows the lack of lock walls but instead there is a sloping turf bank which is flooded over when the lock is full.
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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: 51:25.9019N 1:3.4907W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 655 706
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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