ST0719 : Lowdwells Lock

taken 3 years ago, near to Holcombe Rogus, Devon, Great Britain

Lowdwells Lock
Lowdwells Lock
Lowdwells Lock is at the eastern end of the Grand Western Canal Country Park extending along the banks of the canal providing a peaceful walk and cycle route covering a distance of 18km (11.25 miles) from here to Tiverton.

The canal was completed circ 1815 by Scottish Engineer John Rennie and is completely level from here without any further locks, inclines or boat lifts through to Tiverton canal basin.

To the left of the photo can be seen the drop down into the old Grand Western Canal which closed in circa 1867 and is now drained of water.

In the centre left of the photo is the site of the lock gates which have been removed and the area filled in to provide a path across to the picnic bench on the opposite bank. To the right can be seen the old canal lock basin now without any lock gates. The photo continues to give a view of the canal as it disappears into the distance as it makes its way towards Tiverton 18km away.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal Towpath 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0731 1955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.0731N 3:19.2834W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0728 1958
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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