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Welshpool Town Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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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

Plus Code: 9C4RMV53+8R

Entry Name: Welshpool Town Lock

Listing Date: 11 March 1981

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16729

Building Class: Transport

Location: Immediately S of the Powysland Museum.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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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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