SP1976 : Lock flight near Knowle, Solihull

taken 7 years ago, near to Knowle, Solihull, Great Britain

Lock flight near Knowle, Solihull
Lock flight near Knowle, Solihull
Looking up the flight from the Knowle Bottom Lock (No 47) on the Grand Union Canal. Lettering (KNOWLE) in the grass to the left of the lock shows clearly in aerial images.
Knowle Locks on the Grand Union Canal
There are five wide locks in the flight at Knowle on the Grand Union Canal. They provide a total rise of 41ft 10in (1275 metres).
Originally there were six narrow locks here. During the extensive upgrading of the Grand Union Canal in the early 1930s these were replaced by the five wide locks in which pairs of boats could navigate together, side by side. Remnants of the original structures can still be seen to the east of several of the current locks.
Side ponds were installed alongside each lock in order to optimise efficiency in the use of water. Pairs of ground paddles can still be seen by each lock, though the sideponds are no longer in use.

The locks are numbered 47 to 51 starting from the bottom of the flight.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1900 7607 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.9403N 1:43.3371W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1902 7603
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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