ST9961 : Caen Hill Locks [5]

taken 6 months ago, near to Devizes, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Caen Hill Locks [5]
Caen Hill Locks [5]
Seen from above, this is number 47, Manifold Lock. For another view of the lock see ST9961 : Prison Bridge Lock.
There are 29 locks raising the Kennet and Avon Canal 272 feet in a distance of two miles up Caen Hill near Devizes. Designed by engineer John Rennie, the sixteen locks (numbers 29 to 44) which form the steepest part are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The bridge is named Prison Bridge after the Devizes County House of Corrections which stood nearby (LinkExternal link. The bridge carries the A361 road over the canal and is listed, grade II with details at: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9938 6152 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.1653N 2:0.6174W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9940 6151
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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