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Sea Lock and Wharf

A Grade II Listed Building in Bowness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.949 / 54°56'56"N

Longitude: -3.186 / 3°11'9"W

OS Eastings: 324134

OS Northings: 562237

OS Grid: NY241622

Mapcode National: GBR 6C66.1Q

Mapcode Global: WH6YG.1V4X

Entry Name: Sea Lock and Wharf

Listing Date: 8 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71919

Location: Bowness, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Bowness

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Bowness-on-Solway St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 26 SW BOWNESS Port Carlisle

2/41 Sea lock and wharf


Sea lock and wharf. 1819-1823 for the Carlisle Canal. Red sandstone ashlar
with V-joints, large granite blocks on seaward corner. Standard lock design
with recesses for 2 pairs of lock gates, now missing, to take vessels of up to
100 tons: gave access from harbours to canal basin. Wall of lock to east
continues at right angles to form a wharf. In use until 1853 when the canal was
drained and part of the bed of the canal was used for the Port Carlisle Railway.

Listing NGR: NY2413462237

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

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