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Latitude: 50.6648 / 50°39'53"N
Longitude: -3.4676 / 3°28'3"W
OS Eastings: 296372
OS Northings: 86041
OS Grid: SX963860
Mapcode National: GBR P2.KYWC
Mapcode Global: FRA 37MB.2WG
Entry Name: The Turf Lock
Listing Date: 12 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097037
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85450
Location: Exminster, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Exminster
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Exminster St Martin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 98 NE
5/33 The Turf Lock
Ship canal lock between the Exeter Canal and the Exe estuary. 1825 by James Green,
C20 repair. The lock buttresses and walling of grey limestone ashlar, pair of timber
In 1825 the Exeter Canal was extended south to Turf Reach and Turf Lock was built at
the new entrance. James Green, the engineer, was Surveyor of Bridges and Buildings
for Devon 1818-1841. The construction of the lock posed a number of technical
problems. "Mr. Telford, who saw the work in progress, declared he had never seen so
troublesome a foundation" and he "highly approved" of the methods adopted to overcome
"Memoir of the Canal of Exeter", "Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of
Civil Engineers" (1845), quoted in A. Rudimentary Treatise on Foundations and
Concrete Works by E. Dobson (1850), p27.
Listing NGR: SX9637286041
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