Talk:Teddington Lock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject UK Waterways (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject UK Waterways, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of UK Waterways on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Thames (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article falls within the scope of WikiProject Thames which includes the Thames locks, crossings, islands, tributaries, settlements, ports, marinas, all river-based businesses, services, sport, events and leisure activities as well as the Thames in history, art and literature. If you would like to help you can improve the article attached to this page and/or sign up on the project page where you will find resources and task lists.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject London (Rated C-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject London, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of London on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject London Transport (Rated C-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject London Transport, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of London's transport system on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Inconsistency in History section?[edit]

There appears to be an inconsistency in the History section, where it says It is noted that in 1843 the lock-keeper prevented a steam vessel from coming through the lock - part of the Thames Conservancy's attempt to prevent damage to the towpaths upstream.... the Thames Conservancy article says the TC wasn't founded till 1857, so they presumably didn't do anything in 1843. ++Lar: t/c 22:10, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Good spot. Thacker refers to the Conservators, but he must mean the Commissioners. At this time their juridiction only came down as far as Staines so his implication that they had an influence may just be conjecture. Motmit (talk) 09:43, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

"In England"[edit]

I think we're overdoing it when we say that Teddington Lock is in England. Isn't it enough to say that it's on the River Thames, "in the western suburbs of London"? --TS 01:42, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

I know where it is; you know where it is; but there may be millions in the world who don't. It is a small courtesy and doesnt blow megabytes of storage to give a country for geographic locations. We do this for all other locks, crossings, islands, tributaries and towns on the River Thames and so it would be odd to exclude one Motmit (talk) 08:02, 19 September 2009 (UTC)