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Flight of 10 Locks,to North and South of Caisson House

A Grade II Listed Building in Combe Hay, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3401 / 51°20'24"N

Longitude: -2.3736 / 2°22'24"W

OS Eastings: 374074

OS Northings: 160178

OS Grid: ST740601

Mapcode National: GBR 0QW.SVM

Mapcode Global: VH96S.TL11

Entry Name: Flight of 10 Locks,to North and South of Caisson House

Listing Date: 5 May 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32448

Location: Combe Hay, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Combe Hay

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

Flight of 10 locks, to north and
5.5.82 south of Caisson House,


Flight of 10 disused locks; originally part of a flight of 19 locks four of
which have been destroyed and five of which are in the Civil Parish of South
Stoke. Circa 1805 for the Somerset Coal Canal Company. The Surveyor was
William Smith, "the Father of British Geology" and the engineer for this flight
was probably William Bennet. Remains of 10 locks of standard dimensions
approximately 70 feet long and 7 feet wide. Ashlar retaining walls survive to
about 10-12 feet high; the entrance and exit walls are battered and splayed.
Some remains of sluices and culverts; many locks retain lower gates and some
retain the upper gates. The fourth lock from the west has a milestone on its
north side and an affixed cast iron plate reads: "4/MILES". This flight of
locks represents the final and successful attempt to achieve the change in
level on the Paulton branch of the canal. The site of the caisson lock (the
first attempt) is to the west of the fifth lock from the west - and the site of
the inclined plane (the second attempt) is also in the same area. (K.R. Clew
The Somersetshire Coal Canal and Railways).

Listing NGR: ST7407460178

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