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Latitude: 52.7745 / 52°46'28"N
Longitude: -3.1075 / 3°6'27"W
OS Eastings: 325383
OS Northings: 320235
OS Grid: SJ253202
Mapcode National: GBR 71.Y7N4
Mapcode Global: WH794.7JHB
Entry Name: Lower Lock Chamber
Listing Date: 5 April 1993
Last Amended: 5 April 1993
Source ID: 14190
Building Class: Transport
Location: To the west of Bridge 95 carrying the by-road over the Montgomeryshire Canal.
Community: Carreghofa (Carreghwfa)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Built 1794-7, engineered by John and Thomas Dadford of Cardiff and Newport, modified before 1831 with new paddle gear etc, designed by George Buck, engineer, and cast by Coalbrookdale Iron Company.
Masonry quaysides to lock chamber, linked to towpath under bridge 95. Single east lock gate and double west gates with vertical ironwork sluice gear. On the north side, close to the overbridge is a set of Buck's patented paddle gear set into stonework surround. Pyramidal flanged ironwork frame with arched braces and rear brackets for winding handle etc. Toothed drive-wheel with V-shaped pivoting arm linked to sluices in lock floor.
To the west of the lock gates the masonry quaysides end in vertical brick-faced revetments.
Group value with other canal structures in exceptional location at Carreghofa Locks.
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