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HER Number:MDV18194
Name:Trenchard's Sluice

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 949 887
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Civil ParishExminster
Ecclesiastical ParishEXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/77

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SLUICE GATE (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

STEPHENS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV23026.

Originally topsham sluice. Built by hurd (stephens).

CLARK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV23450.

Trenchard's sluice, or lower sluice. Site of entrance to exeter canal from 1676 to 1825. With the extension of the canal in 1676, a new entrance with a "very large sluice" was constructed here, which was known as trenchard's sluice. This was a single sluice (not a lock) which caused continued navigational difficulties throughout its life. It was repaired many times (being closed for 6 months 1790-91), and received new gates in 1819. This entrance was blocked up in 1825 when the canal was further extended (clark).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV306682.

Clark, e. A. G. /ports of the exe estuary: 1660-1860/(1968)32-41.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV306683.

Hadfield, c. /the canals of sw england/(1967)21-22.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV306684.

Stephens, w. B. /journal of transport history/3(1957)7/the exeter lighter canal, 1566-1698/in exeter pf.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV23026Migrated Record: STEPHENS.
SDV23450Migrated Record: CLARK.
SDV306682Migrated Record:
SDV306683Migrated Record:
SDV306684Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV18147Related to: Exeter Canal (Monument)
MDV18196Related to: Topsham Lock, Exeter Canal (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 15 2008 3:38PM