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Upper Lock Chamber

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandrinio, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7252 / 52°43'30"N

Longitude: -3.1076 / 3°6'27"W

OS Eastings: 325295

OS Northings: 314751

OS Grid: SJ252147

Mapcode National: GBR B1.1CLL

Mapcode Global: WH79B.7RGM

Entry Name: Upper Lock Chamber

Listing Date: 29 December 1994

Last Amended: 29 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15412

Building Class: Transport

County: Powys

Town: Burgedin

Community: Llandrinio

Community: Llandrinio

Locality: Burgedin Locks

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Lock chamber. Built before 1797 for The Company of Proprietors of the Montgomeryshire Canal. Renovated c.1880.

Exterior

Engineering brick walls with heavy stone copings. Upper end has ground paddle and gate with segmental section in N wall of chamber. Similar segmental sections at lower end. Iron guard rail c.150 x 12mm extend along the narrowing of the upper pound and the headland between this and Guilsfield Canal arm. On NW bank, radial-arm paddle gear by Coalbrookdale Co. surrounded on 3 sides by heavy stone blocks. Probably designed by George Buck during engineering improvements to canal (1819-31). Iron shod timber gates removed at the time of inspection, August 1994.

Reasons for Listing

One of a number of original canal structures at Burgedin Lock on the Montgomeryshire canal forming a group of special historic interest.

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