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Cabin Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7046 / 52°42'16"N

Longitude: -3.0997 / 3°5'58"W

OS Eastings: 325791

OS Northings: 312443

OS Grid: SJ257124

Mapcode National: GBR B2.2MK1

Mapcode Global: WH79J.C86Y

Plus Code: 9C4RPW32+R4

Entry Name: Cabin Lock

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16764

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the Montgomeryshire Canal between Crowther Hall and Bank Locks.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Locality: Pool Quay

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: The Eastern Branch of the Montgomeryshire Canal was built between 1794 and 1797, engineered by John and Thomas Dadford. Between 1819 and 1831, G.W.Buck was engineer to the Montgomeryshire Canal Eastern Branch, and introduced a distinctive system of lock ground-sluice control in 1831: these remain in situ at this lock. Subsequent work on the canal included an extensive programme carried out by the Shropshire Union Canal and Railway Company in the 1880's and 1890's, and it is likely that the lock, while part of the original engineering of the canal, was substantially rebuilt or repaired at that time.

Description: Blue brick-lined lock chamber, with stone copings. Timber gates. Cast-iron lock ground-sluice controls, introduced by G.W.Buck.

Listed as an integral part of the engineering of the Montgomeryshire Canal.

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