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Lock, Lock Gates and Swing-Bridge, Forming Large Lock, Vale Royal

A Grade II Listed Building in Davenham, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.229 / 53°13'44"N

Longitude: -2.5401 / 2°32'24"W

OS Eastings: 364042

OS Northings: 370355

OS Grid: SJ640703

Mapcode National: GBR 7S.0FJF

Mapcode Global: WH99J.Y3LD

Plus Code: 9C5V6FH5+JX

Entry Name: Lock, Lock Gates and Swing-Bridge, Forming Large Lock, Vale Royal

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57324

Location: Davenham, Cheshire West and Chester, CW8

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Davenham

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Davenham St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Description

DAVENHAM C.P. WEAVER NAVIGATION
SJ 67 SW
1/42 Lock, lock gates and
swing-bridge, forming
Large Lock, Vale Royal
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G.V. II
Lock.c.1890. Red sandstone and limestone ashlar with wooden lock gates
and wood and iron swing-bridge. Rectangular lock with three sets of
two lock gates with swing bridge. Red sandstone walls with slightly
projecting limestone ashlar bands and quoins to sides of the lock
gates. The swing bridge is to the south of centre and has a platform
of wooden planks and balustrade of steel beams. Each lock gate is
connected to a Pelton water turbine mechanism which opens the gate and
there are water levelling mechanisms and mechanically controlled jets
of water for cleaning rubbish from behind the lock gates. The lock
gates all have walkways to their tops with tubular steel handrails.
The lock was designed to accommodate one barge hauling three in line
when the central gates are open.


Listing NGR: SJ6404270354

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