Knowle Locks on the Grand Union Canal :: Shared Description

There are five wide locks in the flight at Knowle on the Grand Union Canal. They provide a total rise of 41ft 10in (12·75 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.
by Roger Kidd

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SP1976 : Grand Union Canal at Knowle Locks near Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Locks south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Middle Lock No 49 south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Locks south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Sidepond paddle gear at Knowle Locks near Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Sidepond by Knowle Top Lock near Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Grand Union Canal at Knowle Locks near Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1976 : Basin by former lock near Knowle, Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Top Lock south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Lock No 50 near Knowle south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Top Lock south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Narrowboat in Knowle Middle Lock near Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1976 : Knowle Bottom Lock south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Top Lock south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Locks south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Top Lock south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Locks south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Locks south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Locks south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Lock No 48 near Knowle south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1976 : Lock flight near Knowle, Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Knowle Top Lock south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1976 : Knowle Locks south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1976 : Knowle Bottom Lock south-east of Solihull by Roger  Kidd
SP1876 : Lock flight near Knowle, Solihull by Roger  Kidd

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Created: Wed, 12 Jun 2019, Updated: Wed, 26 Jun 2019

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