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Newbury Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Newbury, West Berkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4015 / 51°24'5"N

Longitude: -1.3253 / 1°19'31"W

OS Eastings: 447027

OS Northings: 167155

OS Grid: SU470671

Mapcode National: GBR 81Z.1RG

Mapcode Global: VHCZJ.Z16F

Entry Name: Newbury Lock

Listing Date: 6 December 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396504

Location: Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Newbury

Built-Up Area: Newbury

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Newbury St Nicolas

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

The following structure shall be added to the list:

SU 4767 SW NEWBURY KENNET & AVON CANAL
6/241 Newbury Lock
GV II


Lock. 1796, C20 alterations. Brick chamber with stone coping. 2 sets of double
wooden gates; top gates with mechanical gate paddle gearing, bottom gates with
hydraulic gate paddle gearing. Top gates also assisted by lever operated ground
paddle gearing, with a single lever on each side of chamber. Reputed to be the only lock in Southern England with this type of paddle gear. The Kennet Navigation was established by 1724 and acquired by the Kennet & Avon Canal Co
in 1812. John Hore was engineer to the Navigation. John Rennie was engineer to the Canal.


Listing NGR: SU4702767155

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

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