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Trent and Mersey Canal Swarkestone Lock and Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Swarkestone, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8587 / 52°51'31"N

Longitude: -1.4496 / 1°26'58"W

OS Eastings: 437156

OS Northings: 329167

OS Grid: SK371291

Mapcode National: GBR 6FP.LBY

Mapcode Global: WHDH6.PDXS

Entry Name: Trent and Mersey Canal Swarkestone Lock and Bridge

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83236

Location: Swarkestone, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Swarkestone

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Swarkestone St James

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

3/249 (West Side)
Swarkestone Lock and
Lock chamber, gates, leat and bridge. 1770 by engineer James
Brindley, with minor later repairs. Red brick chamber, partly
rebuilt in blue brick, with stone copings and stone quoins, also
with metal and wood gates. Chamber is approximately 12 feet
deep with small iron bollards along the sides and steps to south
side. Wooden gates to either end with metal and concrete
balance beams and metal handrails to top. Western gates have
rack and pinion paddle mechanisms and eastern ones have barrel
gearing for paddles. Both gates have C20 concrete semi-circles
with brick steps to either side. Beyond to west, the lock has
two more barrel gearing mechanisms. Attached to east end is the
bridge with a single segmental arch on tapering jambs and plain
brick parapets curving outwards to each end, topped by chamfered
stone copings. West side of the bridge has a small C20 metal
bridge attached to it. Leat runs to north side of lock and
returns after the bridge. Built as part of the Trent and Mersey

Listing NGR: SK3715629167

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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