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HER Number MWB5814
Record Type Monument
Name WOOLHAMPTON LOCK (Lock 94)
Grid Reference SU 571 665
Map Sheet SU56NE
Parish Woolhampton, West Berkshire
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Summary

LOCK BUILT BETWEEN 1718 AND 1723. ORIGINALLY TURF SIDED. REBUILT 1767 TO TAKE THE NEWBURY BARGE, THEN NARROWED IN 1831 TO STANDARDISE CANAL. RECENTLY REBUILT.

Associated Legal Designations or Protected Status

    Other Statuses and Cross-References

    • Berkshire SMR No. (pre 2000): 05050.28.000

    Monument Types

    • CANAL LOCK (18th century to 19th century - 1718 AD to 1831 AD)

    Full Description

    LOCK BUILT BETWEEN 1718 AND 1723. ORIGINALLY TURF SIDED. REBUILT 1767 TO TAKE THE NEWBURY BARGE, THEN NARROWED IN 1831 TO STANDARDISE CANAL. RECENTLY REBUILT.

    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 [Unpublished document / SWB14602]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 [Unpublished document / SWB14604]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 94. [Map / SWB14605]
    ---Lindley-Jones, P. 2002. Restoring the Kennet & Avon Canal. [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