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Chesterfield Canal Thorpe Flight of Locks Between Bridge 35 (To West of Low Spring Wood) and Turnerwood Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorpe Salvin, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.3276 / 53°19'39"N

Longitude: -1.1937 / 1°11'37"W

OS Eastings: 453797

OS Northings: 381489

OS Grid: SK537814

Mapcode National: GBR NY3Y.CW

Mapcode Global: WHDF0.MMRC

Entry Name: Chesterfield Canal Thorpe Flight of Locks Between Bridge 35 (To West of Low Spring Wood) and Turnerwood Bridge

Listing Date: 15 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192850

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335833

Location: Thorpe Salvin, Rotherham, S80

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Thorpe Salvin

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thorpe Salvin St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

Thorpe Flight of locks
5/85 between Bridge 35 (to
west of Low Spring Wood)
and Turnerwood Bridge


Flight of canal locks partly in the parish of North and South Anston. Late
C18, some altered. For the Chesterfield Canal Company. Rubble and ashlar limestone, brick linings. 8 narrow lock structures all 2.1 metres in width; 2 are double locks and 1 a treble staircase. Generally the locks have stone entry and exit walls with brick linings to the locks proper, some with ashlar course near low water line; ashlar lock-gate recesses (gates removed) have hollow-quoined heel-post housings. Stone edgings preserved best to west although absent on much of flight. Low Treble lock (nos 26-28) near centre of flight, has ashlar south wall to central section. Westernmost lock (no 23) is most intact although much renewed. Turnerwood Double lock (nos 33/34) has Turnerwood Bridge attached
(bridge not of special interest). Although in a varied state of preservation
the flight is an important element of the Chesterfield Canal as surveyed by
James Brindley and built between 1771 and 1777 under the supervision of John
Varley and Hugh Henshall. Linked Chesterfield with Stockwith to gain access
to eastern waterways. Names of other locks in flight given in:
The Chesterfield Canal, preservation society booklet, 1981.

Listing NGR: SK5379781488

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