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Latitude: 52.6583 / 52°39'29"N
Longitude: -3.1454 / 3°8'43"W
OS Eastings: 322623
OS Northings: 307343
OS Grid: SJ226073
Mapcode National: GBR B0.5N8X
Mapcode Global: WH79P.NFDY
Entry Name: Welshpool Town Lock
Listing Date: 11 March 1981
Last Amended: 29 February 1996
Source ID: 16729
Building Class: Transport
Location: Immediately S of the Powysland Museum.
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Built-Up Area: Welshpool
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
History: The eastern arm of the Montgomeryshire Canal was constructed as far as Garthmyl to the S of Welshpool between 1794 and 1797; John and Thomas Dadford, engineers. The lock forms part of the original engineering work of the canal, with subsequent repairs (the gates were most recently renewed in 1973).
Description: Blue brick lining to lock chamber, with stone dressings. Similar brickwork and stone copings to the lower retaining wall of the platform on the W side of the lock. A plank foot bridge with plain wrought iron rail spans the lock at its lower end.
A significant component of the engineering work of the Montgomeryshire Canal, and part of a group of canal structures at Welshpool town wharf.
Reference: Stephen Hughes, The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, 1988.
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