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HER Number MWB5834
Record Type Monument
Name Ham Mill Lock (Lock 87)
Grid Reference SU 487 672
Map Sheet SU46NE
Parish Newbury, West Berkshire
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Summary

LOCK CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN 1718 AND 1723 (PROBABLY CIRCA 1723) HAM MILLS ORIGINALLY A TURFSIDE. WIDENED IN 1767 FOR NEWBURY BARGES, REBUILT ON NARROW WIDTH TO STANDARD K&A CANAL SIZE. WAS UNTIL RECENTLY STILL TURFSIDED WITH GWR RAIL AND SLEEPER SIDES.

Associated Legal Designations or Protected Status

    Other Statuses and Cross-References

    • Berkshire SMR No. (pre 2000): 05050.42.000

    Monument Types

    Full Description

    LOCK CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN 1718 AND 1723 (PROBABLY CIRCA 1723) HAM MILLS ORIGINALLY A TURFSIDE. WIDENED IN 1767 FOR NEWBURY BARGES, REBUILT ON NARROW WIDTH TO STANDARD K&A CANAL SIZE. WAS UNTIL RECENTLY STILL TURFSIDED WITH GWR RAIL AND SLEEPER SIDES.

    Sources and further reading

    ---Dalby, L J. 1973. The Kennet Navigation. [Unpublished document / SWB14602]
    ---Clew, K R & The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Ltd. 1974. The Kennet & Avon Canal Guide. Number One - Historical Background. [Unpublished document / SWB14604]
    ---Pattray Publications. 1974. Map of the Kennet & Avon Canal - Reading to Hungerford. One inch to the mile. Lock No 87. [Map / SWB14605]
    ---Lindley-Jones, P. 2002. Restoring the Kennet & Avon Canal. Illust p83. [Monograph / SWB147997]
    ---Berry, W. 2009. The Kennet and Avon Navigation - A History. [Monograph / SWB147998]
    ---Clew, K R. 1973. The Kennet & Avon Canal. [Monograph / SWB6828]

    Related Monuments

    MWB5758KENNET & AVON CANAL - General record (Monument)

    Associated Excavations and Fieldwork

  • None recorded