SP8928 : Grand Union Canal: Soulbury Three Locks

taken 4 years ago, near to Bragenham, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal: Soulbury Three Locks
Grand Union Canal: Soulbury Three Locks
This is the pound between the middle and top locks of the Soulbury Three. The pound is also a formal winding hole, where long narrowboats can turn round through 180 degrees. It is unlikely today that anyone would come down through the top lock, or come up through the bottom and middle locks, only to turn round and immediately reverse the manoeuvre, but when the canal was in commercial use there was probably a wharf here where boats might need to turn once they had completed their business.

The three locks and their pounds form a Grade II Listed Structure, but the white lockkeeper's cottage on the left, and the brown brick disused pumping station on the right, are also Grade II Listed Buildings. The turquoise affair on the right is not.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8916 2837 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.8015N 0:42.2525W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8919 2835
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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