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The Turf Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Exminster, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85450

Location: Exminster, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Exminster

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Exminster St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

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
lock gates.
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
the difficulties.
"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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