TL7573 : Jack Tree Staunch, River Lark

taken 10 years ago, near to Icklingham, Suffolk, Great Britain

Jack Tree Staunch, River Lark
Jack Tree Staunch, River Lark
One of a number of staunches, now disused, on the formerly navigable River Lark. The river now bypasses the staunch, which is full of weeds and soil.

A staunch was a cheaper type of lock, without gates. Boards were placed in wooden slots across the river to hold back the water. This was a time-consuming operation as vessels had to wait until the river had reached the same level on the other side before they could proceed to the next lock or staunch. For a vessel proceeding downstream, the next downstream staunch ahead had to be closed. If proceeding upstream, the staunch had to be closed behind the vessel to allow the water to rise to the level of the next section of river.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 December, 2007
Category
Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 753 733 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.7915N 0:34.3149E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 753 733
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