Semington Locks

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Lock keepers cottage, by Buckley's Lock at Semington.

The Semington Locks (grid reference ST900609) are situated at Semington, Wiltshire on the Kennet and Avon Canal, England.

Both the locks at Semington were built between 1718 and 1723 under the supervision of the engineer John Hore of Newbury. They have a combined rise/fall of 16 feet 1 inch (4.9 m).[1]

The two locks at Semington are known as Buckley's (No.15) and Barrett's (No.16).[2]

Adjacent to the locks is the point at which the former Wilts and Berks Canal joined the Kennet and Avon.

Close by, the Grade II listed Semington Aqueduct carries the canal over the Semington Brook.[3] East of the locks, the canal crosses the New Semington Aqueduct, built in 2004 to bridge the newly constructed Semington village bypass (A350 road).[4]

See also[edit]

Next lock upstream Kennet and Avon Canal Next lock downstream
Seend Locks Semington Locks
Grid reference: ST900609
Bradford Lock

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X. 
  2. ^ Allsop, Niall (1987). The Kennet & Avon Canal. Bath: Millstream Book. ISBN 0-948975-15-6. 
  3. ^ "Semington Aqueduct". Images of England. Retrieved 2006-10-25. 
  4. ^ "The Wiltshire County Council (Semington Aqueduct) Scheme 2000 Confirmation Instrument 2002". Statutory Instrument, HMSO. Retrieved 2006-10-27. 

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Coordinates: 51°20′50″N 2°08′42″W / 51.34709°N 2.14497°W / 51.34709; -2.14497