SP6694 : Taylor's Turnover Lock north-east of Fleckney, Leicestershire

taken 4 years ago, near to Fleckney, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Taylor's Turnover Lock north-east of Fleckney, Leicestershire
Taylor's Turnover Lock north-east of Fleckney, Leicestershire
This is Lock No 20 on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal. In the distance is Lock No 19.

It is called "turnover" because the adjacent bridge (behind the camera) allowed horses to cross over from one side of the canal to the other where the towpath changed sides.

As the locks all the way down to the River Trent are wide, a pair of mitre gates is used rather than the more usual single gate seen at the top of narrow locks. Note that all the gate and ground paddles have been lowered, so that the lock chamber could be emptied. LinkExternal link
Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section)
The Leicester section branches off the main line at Braunston and it is 66 miles long with 59 locks (including two five chamber staircase locks at Foxton) and two tunnels. Near Leicester it continues into the River Soar, hence to the River Trent south of Long Eaton.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013
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Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6617 9479 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.8169N 1:1.5386W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6618 9480
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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